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Cablegate: Second Request for Self-Help Obligation Reports -

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHDS #2059/01 2070519
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 260519Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1773

UNCLAS ADDIS ABABA 002059

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/EPS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON AFIN ET
SUBJECT: SECOND REQUEST FOR SELF-HELP OBLIGATION REPORTS -
ETHIOPIA


REF: A. STATE 118206
B. STATE 106757

1. SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION. Per reftels, Post is
providing a preliminary obligation report for FY06 projects.
Post expects to fully obligate its 80,000.00 USD allocation
by August 15. END SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION.

PRELIMINARY OBLIGATIONS FOR FY06 SPECIAL SELF-HELP PROJECTS:

2.Project name: Capacity Building of Wonchi
Ecotourism Association
Location: Wonchi, Southwest Shoa Zone,
Oromiya Region
Project holder: Wonchi Ecotourism Association
Project description: To construct a guest house at a
cost of 87,051.98 ETB within twelve months after funding.
Estimated no. of beneficiaries: 170
USG contribution: 10,029.03 USD
Dollar amount disbursed: None
Local contribution: Local materials
Date obligated: Obligation in process
Project status: Not yet started

The project is designed to improve the household food
security and living conditions of the association members
and simultaneously protect the environment around Lake
Wonchi.

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3.Project name: Construction of Two Hand Dug
Wells
Location: Jijga Kora Junior Secondary School
Compound, Southwest Shoa Zone,
Oromiya Region
Project holder: Alemgena Mother's and Children
Development Organization
Project description: To construct two hand-dug wells and
install hand pumps at a cost of
149,052.70 ETB within 150 calendar
days after funding.
Estimated no. of beneficiaries: 1,000
USG contribution: 13,799.02 USD
Dollar amount disbursed: None
Local contribution: 3,372.95 USD
Date obligated: Obligation in process
Project status: Not yet started

This projects aims to provide clean water to the school and
surrounding community for drinking and sanitation purposes.

4. Project name: Develop Household Income
Location: Kebele 10/18, Nefas Silk-Lafto
Subcity, Addis Ababa
Project holder: Andinet Hulegeb Silk Production
Cooperatives Society
Project description: To construct a silk production hall
of 10mX15m, and procure silk
production materials (tray, frames,
stacked trays, scales) at a cost of
112,445.90 ETB within twelve months
after funding.
Estimated no. of beneficiaries: 300 (185 females & 115
males)
USG contribution: 12,992.98 USD
Dollar amount disbursed: None
Local contribution: Free labor from members: 26
hrs/week; cash contribution: ETB
25,515 (approx. 2,966.86 USD);
land: 10,330m2
Date obligated: Obligation in process

Project status: Not yet started

The project will enable beneficiaries to produce and market
raw silk that will improve the household food security and
living conditions of cooperative members.

5. Project name: Construction of Guri Dengego #1
Primary Level School
Location: Guri Dengego PA, Arssi Zone,
Oromiya Region
Project holder: Guri Dengego #1 Primary Level
School
Project description: To construct: 1) four classrooms of
7mX8m each, 2) a store of 7mX8m, 3)
a staff room of 7mX8m, 4) an
educational materials production
center of 7mX8m, and 5) two
latrines of 5mX4m each at a total
cost of 146,257.10 ETB within 10

months after funding.
Estimated no. of beneficiaries: 2,517
USG contribution: 10,788.51 USD
Dollar amount disbursed: None
Local contribution: 6,061.39 USD
Date obligated: Obligation in process
Project status: Not yet started

The community is seeking assistance to establish its first
school, which will provide critical educational access for
the local children, encourage the community to undertake
self-help activities in the future, and boost community
morale.

6. Project name: Mella-Qawusa Primary School
Construction
Location: Mella-Qawusa Peasant Association,
Gamo Gofa Zone, SNNPR
Project description: To construct two blocks of four
classrooms (6mX7m each), three
rooms for administrative duties
(6mX4m each), one room for a
teaching aid center (6mX6m), and a
latrine of four rooms at a cost of
111,381.50 ETB within eight months
after funding.
Estimated no. of beneficiaries: 2,164
USG contribution: 9,063.19 USD
Dollar amount disbursed: None
Local contribution: 3,768.78
Date obligated: Obligation in process
Project status: Not yet started

As there is no primary school in the area and children are
forced to walk four hours a day to and from school, this
project will bring dramatic improvements to a community that
previously had limited opportunities to educate its
children.

7. Project name: Construction of a Workshop
Location: Axum Town, Tigray Region
Project holder: Selam Weaving Cooperative
Project description: To procure various industrial
materials required to construct a
workshop with two rooms of 7mx8m
and an 8mx8m floor size at a cost
of 106,564 ETB within seven months
after funding.
Estimated no. of beneficiaries: 454
USG contribution: 12,367.98 USD
Dollar amount disbursed: None
Local contribution: 200 galvanized iron sheets, 1,914
hours of volunteer labor, 241
pieces of eucalyptus timber for
upper and lower structure, and a
cash contribution of 10,440 ETB
(approx. 1,300.00 USD)
Date obligated: Obligation in process
Project status: Not yet started

The cooperative desires to construct its own production
hall, thereby eliminating rental expenditures, increasing
income by a minimum of one-third, and minimizing
inefficiency in coordinating its overall activities.

8. Project name: Small-scale Diary Farm for Income
Generation
Location: Awra-Amba Kebele, South Gonder
Zone, Amhara Region
Project holder: Amhara Women's Association
Project description: To purchase eight (8) cows and
construct a shade with a floor area
of 84 m2 at a cost of 90,820.02 ETB
within twelve months after funding.
Estimated no. of beneficiaries: 400 (190 males & 210
females)
USG contribution: 10,959.29 USD
Dollar amount disbursed: None
Local contribution: About 100 labor hours per week to
excavate and supply stone and wood
for the construction work
Date obligated: Obligation in process
Project status: Not yet started

This unique community is renowned in Ethiopia for its
innovativeness, communal values, exemplary work ethic, self-
sufficiency, and commitment to women's empowerment. The
realization of the stated objectives will increase the
income of association members and improve their living
standard.

HUDDLESTON

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