April 2014

Self Sufficiency

When giving anyone help we always look to see how we can make the individual self sufficient.   Above there are a couple of stories that demonstrates this.  Others we helped this year included setting up Alum to buy vegetables from the main market and sell locally. Nigeste to start making and selling enjara (local flat bread).  Added to this we set up a young lad in a shoe shine venture as well as a single mother who is HIV positive by the name of Enkihunche to sell sugar cane.  These projects in total cost £150 but will enable these people the opportunity to support themselves.


Support updates and things we need

Again this year many people needed extra help with food and rent, but as always our aim is on self sufficiency. Financial donations remain a priority. We continue to need clothes, we will sort out and take to Ethiopia appropriate and required clothes. We will continue taking all surplus clothes to the Clothes for Cash warehouses, the money we receive helps to send another child to school, so all donations of clothes are welcome (from 2yrs to adults).

As well as clothes a few other items that we need: -

Football shirts any size, any team 

Laptops and mobile phones are a great help for the older students

Books – educational i.e. atlas or encyclopedias

DVDs both educational and films for the young children

Sewing items – needles, tape measures and scissors


A few costs broken down

Housing is still around £250 with a house repair (re-mud) around £110

One child to attend day care is £75 a year

One child to attend school is £100 a year

Milk for one person for one year £57 for half a litre a day

Cost of a chicken £3

Sewing machines are about £187


For further information on the Bahir Dar Projects and how you can help please email Angela and Mike on khyber.king@btinternet.com

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