Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Through funding from Whole Foods Market®, I established and maintained a four acre farm in Gambella, Ethiopia, provided jobs to local refugee families and a sustainable way of life. Givings from Allegro Coffee enabled HHSP to drill six wells in Gambella that serve 40,000 residents. Since 2010, I have been able to distribute 120 nets each year to local fishermen so they can catch fish to feed their families and to provide sources of income with their surplus. Partnering with a trade school, HHSP was also able to to provide leadership training to 18 students in the areas of poultry production, fishing, farming, sewing and well repair (pumps & infrastructure).
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Since 2010, HHSP has brought national awareness to those in the U.S. of the 300,000 struggling individuals living in the Gambella region of Ethiopia, while empowering to them to become self-sufficient. Of the 2.5 million people that have been displaced by the Sudanese Civil War, 40,000 of these refugees have received direct and long-term aid through HHSP initiatives, such as learning to fish, farm, and integrate into the general population.
HHSP hope to expand our programming by increasing staff to add value to our programs. We are hoping to hire two new staff members, one will work on-site to oversee the recruitment and training of coffee farmers in Ethiopia; the second will work in the United States as well as Ethiopia to further business development and marketing to add value to the program in Ethiopia.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
The short-term goals are practical and achievable; we plan to impact 250,000 refugees, purchase chickens,nets for fishing, and upkeep water wells. The long-term goals are through Whole Foods Market and other channels, in fact, Humanity Helping Sudan Project plans to hold events to spread awareness and promote the opportunity for individuals to get involved in the project. Essentially, every contribution to this project will not only be used to sustain the people of South Sudan, but also to promote a dialogue in America, where people are largely unaware of this young country’s hardships.