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.
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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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For Hawa coming back from the community water catchment with her jerrycan full of water is a pure joy. Two weeks ago getting free drinking water was only a dream to the people in her village. And even though very heavy Hawa didn't seem to mind the struggle with her jerrycan as she carried it. She took a reset every now and then on the way home.
Under the blazing sun and a plain blue sky unpromising of rain anytime soon. Dahabo stands with her two grandchildren Ahmed, 6-year-old and Fatima 11-year-old. Behind them lie the carcasses of their livestock decomposing slowly in the scorching heat. For the average Somali pastoralist whose life is dependent entirely on their livestock for milk, meat and the money from their sales, with the death of their livestock, so much hope dies along with them.
Like many other local kiosks and shops owners, Nasteho Mohamedís business suffered a lot due to the lack of proper marketplace. The old marketplace in Docol village in Mudug was riddled with structural defects and suffered from poor sanitary conditions which eventually drove concerned customers away. As a result, profit dwindled and local business owners had to either close their businesses or start running them from home, which was what Nasteho did for some time. This, however, did not bear much fruit because there were not enough customers buying from her.
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 2015.
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