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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Why support local farmers? Well for starters, it might be the most viable and cost-effective way to reduce hunger and the food insecurity. It provides easily accessible and cheaper, fresh, and nutritious food. It strengthens the local economy by injecting money into the local market and providing jobs. It’s also more environmentally friendly if managed sustainably.
It’s an early summer morning in Afmadow town and a group of local farmers gathered to harvest and transport their produce to the local market. The smiles on their faces and their sun-beaten skin indicate long hours of hard work under the sun that have finally been rewarded with a rich harvest.
The roads are accessible now, but during the Gu' rains (April-June 2018), flash floods cut off major roads to El-dibir village in the Galmudug area of Somalia. This affected the mobility of people and the transportation of food and other essential supplies. According to the community members, in one week, twelve vehicles got stuck in muddy, broken roads leading to the village.
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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