“Do I starve today or starve tomorrow ?”
What would YOU do?
No rainfall in February has meant that this season’s crops have failed and now food has run out.
As food runs out, Abinet is faced with this stark choice.
Should she feed her family today on the seed saved for future planting?
Plant that seed and hope?
That somehow, they are able to survive till harvest in November?
What would you do?
You have never had to make that choice!
Climate change, caused by events a world away and out of Abinet’s control, have meant that the once reliable February rains did not come, starvation soon follows.
The events in the horn of Africa are well publicised, failed rains caused by the Ell Nino effect mean there are over 6 million people facing starvation.
Abinet Getachew who lives in Wuchale and Jidda in Ethiopia says ‘without help I don’t know what I can do’.
You can help Abinet and many in her community.
We will buy seed for Abinet and others like her, distribute it and help people get back on their feet again.
In addition to this we continue to work with the women’s group to help plan for the future.
Water wells can be dug and small irrigation schemes constructed, that will help Abinet face the future and others like her with more confidence.
Your help really does make a difference. It’s amazing – from their point of view – simply just knowing somebody cares, can help people face tough times with great resolve.
The effects of El Nino are difficult to predict and its consequences devastating, but by working together through grass roots organisations like Action Ethiopia we can bring lasting change.
Can you help with a gift of £10, £18, £28 ?
So that Abinet and many like her can sow for the future?
Thank you for taking the trouble to read this and think about Abinet and her community.
We appreciate any contribution #donation #support towards enabling us to enable others.