Project Title Sustainable Living: Building Resilience to Curb Out migration of Smallholders in Southern Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Project Location/Site Oromia region
Region Oromia
Zone West Guji Zone
Woredas Abaya and Gelana
Donors Menshen fur Menshen Switzerland (MfM CH)
Funding Program Reproductive Health and Population Program/PHE
Implementer Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Project Goal/General Objective Smallholder farmers (an estimated 60,000 people in 8000 hhs) lead stable life with their families in their home village with no poverty driven out migration of men, women, boys and girls in the project areas of Gelana and Abaya Woredas
Specific Objectives Outcome 1: Enhanced food and cash crops production capacity and value chains within 8000 smallholder hhs (male and female headed)
Outcome 2: Business operation ability and savings of 3100 households increased by 40% from enhanced value chains of livestock and animal products
Outcome 3: Thriving and benefited smallholder communities accessing services like agricultural inputs, technology, finance, fair market profit, dividend/savings, etc. through their own grassroots institutions (cooperatives) in 22 rural Kebeles and 5 semi-urban kebeles
Outcome 4: Increased entrepreneur youth (Boys and Girls) as self-employed
Outcome 5: Improved local capacity and preparedness to protect natural resources and cope up with impacts of climate change
Outcome 6: Community health and hygiene bettered and expenses to water-borne disease medication reduced by 50% with the increased safe water supply
Outcome 7: Enhanced Understanding and Application of Integrated PHE (Family planning for health, balanced family size/population and environmental sustainability)
Project Duration January 1st 2019 to December 31st , 2021
Project Life (years) Three years
Budget Eth Birr 84,894,302.00 (£ 2.257million)
Total # of Beneficiaries  
Direct 8,000 hh
Indirect  20,000people
Contact Person Mr. Afework Hailu, Executive Director
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