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“I don’t know what year I was born or how old I am exactly but what I do know is we’re having the worst drought I’ve seen in all my years as a pastoralist,” says Hawa Farah Yusuf, a pastoralist in Sanaag region.
Almost all villages and towns experienced the effects of the drought. Local economies were severely impact as purchasing power and cash flow plummeted. Piling debts led to the collapse of the credit system in some places and those who have lost all their animals were not granted more loans or credit by the local traders and shop owners.
Recurring droughts, increasing water and food prices, and vanishing pasturelands. These are some of the challenging realities that pastoralists in Somalia struggled with over the past two decades. So when four years ago skeptical members of the community questioned Mohamed Hassan if the current climate and environmental conditions that couldn’t sustain their animals would sustain a farm? That didn’t stop him from pursuing his farming dream.
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 2016.
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