Ray of Light for Khadra's Family
Khadra Ali Eid Jama is a mother of three children (a boy and 2 girls) and a widow. Her husband passed away in 2013. Due to the ongoing drought in Somalia following two failed consecutive rainy seasons her family lost 48 sheep and goats. This cost her a great deal and affected her major source of livelihoods.
She currently has 12 sheep and some goats all in poor condition. Due to their condition the animals cannot be sold at the market as they won’t fetch anything substantial. Her situation was dire, she needed urgent help.
Her family ended up moving from the pastoral area in the Golis mountains to Badhan town because they were looking for social support from their relatives. "My cousin allowed us to stay in his house temporarily. Some of his neighbors gave us food and a drum of water (200l) but this only lasted us around 2 weeks. There have been days where my children have not eaten anything."
Ray of Light
Adeso provided Khadra with an unconditional cash transfer of USD 200 to help her and her family access their basic needs. “This money will help us buy food and water and save us from the hunger we have been experiencing for the last three months.”
Khadra continues. There are many families who have had to migrate to towns because of losing their herd in the drought. There are still some with a small number of livestock who could benefit from this type of support and help retain their livestock and access basic household needs.
What you can do
Adeso has began the process of supporting 1,750 families like Khadra's with a cash transfer of $200 to help them meet their immediate food and water needs and be better prepared to recover once the rains come.
HELP MORE FAMILIES LIKE KHADRA'S WHO ARE SUFFERING EVERY DAY AS A RESULT OF THIS DROUGHT AND FOOD CRISIS.
$285 could provide many more families like Khadra's access food and water for a month