Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa. It has a population of over 96 million people. Ethiopia is considered one of the poorest countries in the world due to the rapid growth in population, consecutive climate shocks – drought and floods, as well as low opportunities for social and economic development. Ethiopia has also suffered conflicts which have led to millions of people losing their livelihoods and requiring assistance.
United Hands Relief has been working to address the underlying causes of poverty and marginalisation by focusing on developing sustainable livelihoods, providing water and sanitation and food security. We focus on improving food and income security by helping impoverished families establish small businesses. From farmers markets, to hairdressers and delivery vehicles, we are helping families secure employment and earn a living, thus giving back to their communities.
Above are some images of one of the projects that was completed for Salah. Salah is a 39 years old individual who takes care of his big family, but has no means to put food on the table. Through UHR’s Sustainable Development Fund, we were able to help him establish and fruit market and juice house. Today, Salah is a happy self-employed individual who is proudly serving his community.
Donate today and help us give other individuals like Salah the opportunity to become self-sufficient.