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.…

Annual Report 2016: Another Successful Year!

ElectricAid’s Annual Report for 2016 is now published. The Report demonstrates another year of solid success for your Charity – but what is success? Success is not just in fundraising, efficient administration and high standards of governance – although we have had all three in spades in 2016.  Success is in service to our less…

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…

(Dis)Abilities Fundings, July 2017

ElectricAid has consistently funded in Ireland, as well as all over the world. In July, we funded 4 projects, all of which fell under the Disabilities heading – although we prefer to talk about developing children’s abilities – focusing on solutions, not problems. We committed a total of €17,500 in four charities – three focusing…

Vocational Skills and Human Rights in rural Nicaragua.

CESESMA is a small indigenous NGO, focussing on the promotion of educational and human rights of children and young people in rural areas of Nicaragua. ElectricAid has had a modest-enough funding relationship with CESESMA since 2005 – our total commitment in that time has been just over €30,000. Our most recent funding was for a…

Life Chances for Street Children in Ethiopia

GOAL’s programme for street living children & youths (SLCY) in Hawassa, Ethiopia aims to rehabilitate these “lost” young people, giving them life and employment chances through self-development, non-formal education, and hands-on vocational training. Our 2016 funding of this project has directly led to the salvation (there is no better word) of 33 young people, giving…

Building BEmONC in Sierra Leone.

BEmONC is one of those appalling acronyms in use in development. But it stands for something so vital and life-giving – Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care – addressing the huge and unacceptable risks to women and babies in childbirth in Sierra Leone.  Our 2016 funding of €14,000 for Partners in Health, a long-standing and…