Tearfund project - Ethiopia

Overview

Poverty in Ethiopia is widespread.

The majority of people depend on farming for their livelihood, yet Ethiopia’s agriculture is plagued by recurring drought, deforestation, poor infrastructure, and an increasing population – causing severe food shortages.

Quick Facts

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– Ethiopia ranks 173 out of 189 in the 2019 UN Development Index
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farmers trained in agriculture
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individuals enrolled in savings groups

Our Projects

Through Tearfund, your donations are helping to solve the hunger challenge. 

Our projects in Ethiopia:

  • Train farmers, so they can increase their crop output

  • Provide families with savings groups to leverage their small incomes in order to start new businesses, purchase seeds and tools, and pay school fees.

  • Through Tearfund, you will be working to empower churches through church-based community transformation to help them spread the gospel in a holistic way – lifting people out of physical and spiritual poverty and transforming their communities.
Project 1

Kucha Project

  • People Problem
  • Challenges
  • Activities
  • working together Details
  • achieved Outcome

Problem

Faced with immense physical and spiritual needs around them, Ethiopian churches are eager to respond. Hunger is a perpetual problem, with many families struggling to eat more than one meal a day 5-6 months out of the year.

Challenges

With limited theological training and no technical education, churches struggle to know where to start.

Activities

Church pastors and leaders will engage Tearfund’s church-based community transformation approach, participating in Bible studies and workshops to learn more about holistic mission and God’s mandate for them. They will be trained in conservation agriculture techniques, savings groups, and natural resource management to help them ensure sustainable development of their communities.

Details

  • Location: Kucha, Ethiopia
  • Timeframe: Oct 2019 – Nov 2020
  • Funding needed: $15,107.50

Outcome

Twenty local churches will be mobilized and equipped to meet the needs around them, helping their communities escape physical and spiritual poverty. Farmers will be able to grow more crops to feed their families.

Project 2

Zala Food Security and Women’s Empowerment

  • People Problem
  • Challenges
  • Activities
  • working together Details
  • achieved Outcome

Problem

Faced with immense physical and spiritual needs around them, Ethiopian churches are eager to respond. Hunger is a perpetual problem, with many families struggling to eat more than one meal a day 5-6 months out of the year.

Challenges

Food insecurity in the region is due to a high population, environmental degradation, deforestation, recurring drought, and soil erosion. In addition, lack of access to good seeds and other farming inputs have significantly reduced crop output. Farmers also struggle with post-harvest losses from pests and mold.

Activities

Church pastors and leaders will engage Tearfund’s church-based community transformation approach, participating in Bible studies and workshops to learn more about holistic mission and God’s mandate for them. They will be trained in conservation agriculture techniques, savings groups, and natural resource management to help them ensure sustainable development of their communities.

Project Details

  • Location: Zala Woreda Region
  • Timeframe: Dec 2019 – Nov 2022
  • Total Budget: $600,000

Outcome

Approximately 9,065 individuals will be more food secure and be on a sustainable path out of poverty.

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The solution to poverty is more than physical, it’s spiritual. Instead of handouts, you will be partnering with local churches to permanently lift families out of poverty. Will you join us?

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Charity Number: 108222191 RR 0001