We are an african founded and led organization working in a very different way than most. We believe that development must come from within, not outside African communities. That it is Africans themselves who must determine Africa’s future.
together, we can change lives.
Fatima Jibrell's story is one of love for her people and the environment that supports their way of life, learn how she turned her vision of peace and conservation into reality.
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Atho never had the opportunity to attend school, including mobile schools, that could be suitable her nomadic lifestyle. Moreover, there was no educated person in her community who she could emulate or have as a mentor. Growing up, the family's livestock and nomadic lifestyle was the only life that she knew and attending school was not part of it.
The smell of dust and fresh produce hit you as you enter Farhiya Abdiís small shop. Her youngest plays next to her as she inspects her stock. After her husbandís death, suddenly being a single parent and managing a business was difficult. With hard work, determination, and a well-managed modest financial assistance she worked her way to self-reliance.
In places like Somalia, access to safe water is often not affordable to the poorest. In the time of drought, water scarcity is a major challenge that contributes to food insecurity and diseases. Besides the failure of the rainy seasons, water scarcity becomes worse due to increased pressure on available water sources and lack of maintenance. This leads to depletion and deterioration of the water resources.
Year by year, with your support, we have grown steadily, developing and strengthening our relationships with communities on the ground. We have expanded our work, first within Somalia and then to Kenya and South Sudan.
With your support, this is how we changed the story in 2017.
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