The incidence attracted many relief aid NGOs which later changed their strategies to development activities.
NGOs are non-profit organization.
With the increase in number and dimension (international and local NGOs) at present there are 170 NGOs and religion-based and voluntary agencies (not exclusively Christian organizations) engaged in relief, rehabilitation and development in Ethiopia. This number is very small in comparison to other African countries.
This group formed CRDA (an umbrella).
NGOs are considered as gap fillers.
International response, by NGOs and governments Great famine in 1971/73 Deforestation, intermittent climatic change with long dry season, and agricultural failure
Passing through all the necessary legal registration and certification process LWF-Ethiopian Program is among the huge international NGO operating in Ethiopia; furthermore it is the executive board member of CRDA.
See a peaceful and a more just Ethiopian society where the basic rights of citizens are sustain ably fulfilled.
Inspired by God’s love to humanity, EECMY-LWF/DWS Ethiopia Program is desirous of empowering communities to be agents of their own development, practice their basic rights and live in harmony with the social and natural environment.
LWF in Ethiopia
Invited by Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus in 1973 to address severe famine in Northern Ethiopia (Gojjam province).
Improvement in; local agricultural extension, food and income of households, understanding and diversification of family income through vegetable gardening and coffee and fruit production, asset base of the community, reduction of livestock death. And improved agricultural production concept, and adoption/ practice of improved agricultural.
Saving and credit service benefited the poor women to develop self confidence & reliability, create new jobs, creation of rural saving, access to income management, and creation of on farm and off-farm activities (i.e. tea shops, grain trade, goat rearing and etc).
LWF has gained remarkable outcomes (in river diversion sites and Haro Abas dam) but overlooking of watershed conservation cost donors, target community and LWF not to reach goal @ Sebente and Kokaye Sama micro earth dams
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