Women's Group Looks to the Future
Before iDE Ethiopia approached Tshehay Imama about starting a cooperative, there was no irrigation system available to her so her crop variety was limited and depended on rainfall. She used to have to buy all of her family’s food from the market. Her chin lifts as she says, “We provide everything for ourselves now”.
Potatoes are now stored so they can be used as seeds for a crop in the next growing season. This is a new practice for her and her group.
Tshehay and her group provide food for themselves and also sell produce in the local market, making more income. With this income they have invested in more earning opportunities, such as raising goats (cover).
What are her future plans? She is saving money for her children. She hopes they will use this money when they finish school to start their own businesses, earning their own income and continue living healthy lives filled with opportunity. You have made this happen because you believed in her plan for the future.