Livelihood

PROMOTING LIVELIHOOD:       ENVIRONMENTAL          HEALTH             EDUCATION  

KNH Project

New Millennium Hope Development Organization entered into MoA with KNH Micro Project Fund for Community Development Initiatives for implementation of project targeting Orphan and Variable Children Care and Support in Axum Town since August 2016 to July 2017.

The OVCs Care and Support project in Axum Town is aimed to support directly 30 orphan & vulnerable children as well as Children of families and Community at large through Building the capacity of the families and/or guardians, providing psycho-social support to OVCs and enhancing the capacity of volunteers and Iders to support OVC cases in their catchment areas.

Cognizant to this, the following activities have been undertaken:

  • The Launching program of the project is held successfully
  • Training on Basic Business Skills, and Saving & Credit was conducted to the direct beneficiaries, and eventually the startup capital is disbursed to the trainees or the target beneficiaries.
  • As a result, all the selected women have had their disbursement and are deployed to their income generating activities and are succeeding in fulfilling their basics.

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Information and communication Technology for Education and Women’s Entrepreneurship at Axum Town of Tigray Regional State

Project Duration: 0ct 2014-Sep 2016

To empower 200 marginalized women and 1000 high school students to decide on socio-economic issues equally as their male counterparts and lead better living condition by creating access and skill to access and use information through ICTs and engaging them in income generating activities by  the year 2016.

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Increase the income of 200 Poor and Marginal women through improving their skill and access to ICT through training.

Integrating ICT related business to the already established businesses by the cooperatives.

Provide ICT training to1000 poor and Marginalized High school girl students

Providing ICT access to the trained 1,000 and other poor and Marginalized High school girl students through establishing two ICT centers.

Direct beneficiaries: 1200 poor women, and girls/ 200 women and 1000 high school students

Indirect beneficiaries: 5000 beneficiaries/ families of the direct beneficiaries’

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Promotion of horticulture value chain for improved livelihoods of ‘LailayMaichew’ community

Project duration: March 01, 2016 to October 30, 2016

Project location: Tigray Regional state, ‘Lailay Maichew’ community

summary: Increase production of vegetables and increase income of the targeted communities are the two outcomes of the project which in the long run will contribute to improve the livelihoods of rural poor people in ‘LailayMichew’ woreda. The first outcome has two outputs, which are; Increased use of improved agronomic practices and Increase number of households that have access to irrigation water. The major activities under this output are; train farmers on improved agronomic practices, provision of improved seeds, seedlings of vegetables and fruits and provision of household level irrigation facilities like rope and washer pump with subsidized cost. The second outcome is improved income of the targeted households. The two outputs contributing to the realization of this outcome are:

1) Improved entrepreneurial skill of the targeted households and

2) Market oriented cooperatives established and functional. The major activities planned to attain the above mention two outputs are organize training for farmers on entrepreneurship, establish marketing cooperatives, support the construction of temporary stores for keeping the product and train member and leaders of the cooperatives in cooperative management and financial management.

In order to realize its outcome and outputs, NMHDO will apply value chain development approach that was proved to be effective. NMDHO has already started a project funded by SIDA/Sweden through which female headed households have got special emphasis in the production of vegetables and fruits. NMHDO has planned to scale up the good results observed with this project. By the end of this project period, it is planned that 119 female headed households will have increased production of vegetables for household consumption as well as for the market.

NMHDO exploits its existing strategy that allow farmers to produce individually but learn, share and market collectively through cooperatives to put in place new institutional arrangement that strengthens the financial, material technological capabilities that cannot be attained on individual basis.

 

NMHDO uses the expertise available at the district agriculture office and other stakeholders for the effective and efficient extension service and follow up. The necessary link will also be established with the local business development service providers (agricultural input suppliers, micro finance institutions and the like) in order to make sure that the project will sustain after the funding stops.

 

Number of Project Targets:  Male: 297, Female: 298, Total: 595.

 

Urban Agriculture in Addis Ababa

NMHDO/Trocair funded SPI/ Smallholder prosperity initiative/ project has already developed two Micro Irrigation Schemes in Bole, woreda 11 & 12, at the specific sites of Leme Ena Ararsa and Bole Bulbula.The irrigation schemes cover 2.5 and 2.5 ha each, respectively, and, are owned and managed by Women Self Help Groups, with a membership of 44 and 20 at Leme Ena Ararsa and Bole Bulbula, respectively. Different vegetable crops including Carrot, cabbage, lettus and onion are under cultivation at both schemes. Farm activities started with rainfed practice of cultivation during the long rainy season/ Ethiopian Summer/.