Special Appeal – EAST Africa, SOUTH Asia

ElectricAid is presuming, once again, on the generosity and goodness of our members, friends and supporters – to launch another Special Appeal – this time for EAST Africa & SOUTH Asia. The East Africa Food Crisis has been brewing for a year.  This developing food tragedy endangers about 25 million people in and beyond East Africa. The…

Bicycles for Kakuma

UNHCR ‘s Kakuma Camp Refugee Camp is one of the largest in the world, covering 150 km2 and accommodating an estimated 180,000 people.  The camp is in Turkana, NW Kenya, and has received successive waves of Sudanese, Somali and South Sudanese refugees. The Jesuit Relief Service (JRS) provides some health (including mental health) services in…

Managing drought conditions in Northern Kenya.

Aidlink visited this farmers group at Naleewo along the river Turkwell, in Northern Kenya. With support from Electric Aid in 2016, this group of 25 agro-pastoralist families was provided with access to water and trained in sustainable agriculture. Normally this river is flowing year-round but the drought means that water has receded significantly and it ran…

A Fruitful Threesome in Sierra Leone.

The Irish League of Credit Unions Foundation (ILCUF) is a peer fund for ElectricAid. ILCUF is the international development outreach of the Credit Union movement in Ireland, primarily focused on aiding the development and sustenance of credit unions in the developing world. Access to micro credit, especially amongst women, is a key driver of successful…

Parteen Weir in Ethiopia? An irrigation scheme completed …

Christian Aid’s application to ElectricAid was for the re-design and completion of a local irrigation scheme in South Omo, Ethiopia. ElectricAid’s modest contribution of €8,712, together with similar co-funding from the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal, has leveraged the completion of a relatively-large project.  Our inputs were for some completion works, tools, and community training.…

Safe Water, Sanitation & Hygiene on La Gonâve, Haiti

La Gonâve is the largest off-shore island of Haiti, and the least-developed part of this least-developed country in the Americas. This hot and very dry island’s already-inadequate water infrastructure was damaged in the earthquake of 2010, and badly neglected thereafter. Concern’s WASH (Water, sanitation & hygiene) programme on La Gonâve is addressing these issues, rehabilitating…