And indeed we cannot, that’s why ADRA-UK, as part of the global ADRA network, we help through the programmes we run in various countries – Zimbabwe, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Rwanda – such as our project on renewable energy in Somalia (Somali Energy Transformation project), which came to an end in March 2018, or our ongoing climate-smart agriculture (CSA) project in Eswatini (ELIVES).
We saw a need in Somalia, where more than 95% of the rural population had no access to energy – a total of 39,800 households and 100 small businesses benefited from the project. By promoting access to modern energy services in rural and peri-urban Somalia we were also able to help fight climate change through providing community electrification, solar water pumps in health facilities and schools; solar cook stoves.
We are currently working in Eswatini, Swaziland, a country that suffered a severe drought in 2016 causing severe food shortages. 400 smallholder farmers (295 women) are being trained in climate-smart agriculture and post-harvest management skills to enhance food security in Lubombo (which is drought-prone) and Shiselweni regions. The project will support the production of drought-tolerant crops, including sorghum, sweet potatoes, and cowpeas. As an added bonus 8,000 school children are also benefiting from vegetables grown in school gardens used in school meals.
The programmes we deliver and projects we are able to run is only possible because of you. Your continued support has helped change the lives of many farmers who had no hope of being able to provide for their families, and given mothers the knowledge required to provide the nourishment required so they can build a sustainable future for themselves. To continue supporting the work we do you can: