The Hunger Project first started working with the Ethiopian community of Enemor in 2009. At that time the community faced huge challenges. There was no infrastructure: no hospitals, schools or running water. The community lived in chronic hunger and poverty. Now, thanks to your support, hunger has ended for thousands of people in Enemor
“THE RIVER WATER WAS BARELY SUITABLE FOR DRINKING BECAUSE IT WAS SO DIRTY.” – Sehari
An Epicentre was constructed to house community programs in health, education, adult literacy, nutrition, improved farming techniques and food security. Members of the community have been given access to microfinance loans and skills training so that they can start a business and earn an income. Water and sanitation facilities have been constructed and new medical clinics and schools have been opened. Sehari says that before The Hunger Project came to her community, her family had to travel long distances to collect water from a river. The water was so dirty it often made them sick.
Thanks to a new water pump, Shari and her family now have access to clean, safe water close to their home. Her children are healthy and can go to school.
The Enemor community have the skills, capacity and resources to continue these programs themselves until hunger is a thing of the past. Thank you for your investment.