Water Supply System Reignites Hope for the Future

Degib kebele is deep into East Belesa woreda, far removed from paved roads and supply lines for water and electricity. The kebele, much like the larger woreda, is hot and arid with just about two months of rain per year. Tsehaynesh Melkamu is 39 years old, and she has been living in Degib all her […]

Serving Up Growth: Water Access Creates Opportunities for Women of Belesa

Mulunesh ‘Naniye’ Tsegaye is a proud owner of a cafe in East Belesa woreda, and her establishment is growing in popularity. The cafe, which she launched in 2017, is part of the income generation scheme she thought of at a community meeting organized by CARE. The meeting was organized by SWEEP, a project implemented by […]

Fresh Water Supply Makes a Splash at a School

Degib Gula Middle School sprawls across an open piece of land in Degib kebele, East Belesa woreda in the Central Gondar zone. It’s the only school for kilometers with students walking for up to two hours to come attend. Since its establishment by the woreda 16 years ago, the school has fallen victim to the […]

Clean Water Brings Generational Resiliency and Productivity

Listening to Aster describing her plans for the future, speaking of diversifying her means of income with palpable ambition in her tone, it is almost challenging to visualize the deep-seated marginalization of women that was a norm in Belesa not very long ago. Aster Muchie, 45, is one of thousands of women benefiting from SWEEP, […]

Walking the Talk

Capacity Development for Local Government Creates Exemplary Forces of Women Empowerment Working for the Women and Children’s Affairs Bureau for the West Belesa Woreda Administration, Atala is no stranger to the call of empowering and equipping women. Now in her mid-twenties, Atala Fenta is energetic and focused, and she speaks passionately about the work she and […]