Gebre: The devastation in Tigray and the ripple effects across the country are tremendous, even as we work to heal and recover. Compounding the effects of the war, Ethiopia is experiencing the worst drought in 40 years, food shortages from the war in Ukraine, and the continued impacts of the Covid pandemic, all of which put the most intense pressure on rural families. Despite all of this, 2022 also gave us reason to hope as the doors to Tigray reopened.
Local partner spotlight: Working with the community, for the community
Locally based development partners are a vital part of Glimmer’s community-led approach to sustainable poverty reduction. Working with Guraghe Development and Cultural Association (GDCA) on three projects in southern Ethiopia allows us to integrate indigenous knowledge and practices and activate community participation.
In partnership with GDCA, Glimmer is improving essential education, clean water, and healthcare services while offering farmers opportunities to start and expand their businesses. As a result, community trust in GDCA and Glimmer is only growing. Residents see the impact of Glimmer’s work, laying the foundation for sustainable, community-level change.