Blog: Africa

Using Reusable Face Masks

Ahumbe Village, Nigeria

 

In Ahumbe Village, most of the Transformational Community Development (TCD) efforts are still focussed on COVID-19 prevention and educating rural communities beyond Ahumbe. 

 

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Initiative Inspires Philanthropy

Kiwanjani Village, Kenya

 

Despite the challenge the world is facing because of COVID-19, there is still hope and well-wishers are willing to partner together in order to help provide support however they can. We undertook initiatives to sensitise the community to the importance of government regulation so that people will be more cautious. 

 

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Bodaboda Taxi

Isiolo Empowerment Centre, Kenya

 

When Alex fled conflict back home in Gem Village seven years ago, all he had was his family and his children. Now, 34-year-old Alex is the first in his village to own a motorbike.

 

Motorbikes, popularly known as Bodabodas, are a popular means of transportation. They are considered affordable, fast, and provide a source of income to the young men. 

 

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Pandemic Radio

Marsabit Village, Kenya

 

During the month of July, I was able to visit some elders individually and discuss the need for initiating a dialogue on intertribal hostilities, natural disasters, and lack of access to economic resources at their level. 

 

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Agricultural Committee Grows in Harowayo

Harowayo Village, Ethiopia

 

This project area is a bit far from the capital city of Addis Ababa. The coronavirus and the peace situation have affected this area. The Transformational Community Development (TCD) workers in this area, with all of its problems, continue to work on various programmes. 

 

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Farmers’ Work Staves Off Food Shortage

Didi Hara Village, Ethiopia

 

In Didi Hara Village, the Agricultural Committee has been working hard to plant a variety of vegetables. The pandemic did not affect the crops planted, the vegetables, and the drought-resistant fruit trees. Besides the agricultural activity, the Wellness Committee has been teaching the community about coronavirus transmission and prevention. 

 

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Village Plagued by Virus and Clashes

Tuti Village, Ethiopia

 

We have been going through a difficult time due to the coronavirus, as have so many other countries around the world. Another problem is that ethnic clashes have erupted among different political parties, especially in the Oromia region. The above problems have affected our work in the village. 

 

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