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Cablegate: Ethiopia Fy08 Ambassador's Special Self-Help

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FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
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TAGS: EAID ECON AFIN ET
SUBJECT: ETHIOPIA FY08 AMBASSADOR'S SPECIAL SELF-HELP
PROGRAM END OF YEAR REPORT

SUMMARY
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1. Embassy Addis Ababa received an allocation of USD 40,000 for
the Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program (SSH) for fiscal
year FY08. Four projects were selected for funding according to
Mission objectives and SSHP selection criteria. A total of 4,750
people directly benefitted from these projects and thousands more
benefitted indirectly. The following is an end-of-year report for
these FY08 projects. All projects were completed as of November
30, 2009 with the exception of "Uba Debretsehay," which filed a
formal extension through January 31, 2010.

2. FY08 PROJECTS:

GRANTEE NAME: Afro Ethiopia Integrated Development (AEID)
AGREEMENT NUMBER: IAA-08-663-01

PROJECT TITLE: Potable Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene

PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To construct for two kebeles each: two hand-dug
wells, two clothes washing basins, two cattle troughs and 300 family
pit latrines at a total project cost of USD 13,639.17.
DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY: For the women and children living in
Anbeshen Jihana and Liben Danjura kebeles, collecting water is a
time-consuming activity. The lack of a potable water source in the
area means people and livestock must rely on unprotected springs,
rivers and stagnant ponds. Better access to clean water will not
only improve community members' health, but also increase the amount
of time women can dedicate to livelihood activities and children can
devote to learning. This innovative project will provide access to
clean water for 300 families in exchange for their agreement to
build pit latrines at their homesteads at their own cost.
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES: 1,500 adults and children (800
males and 700 females)

AMOUNT OBLIGATED: USD 10,185.00
TOTAL AMOUNT ADVANCE UN-LIQUIDATED: 0.00
UNUTILIZED AMOUNT: USD 142.21 (to be de-obligated)
DATE OBLIGATED: 1 December 2008
COMPLETION DATE: 30 November 2009
STATUS OF PROJECT: Completed. Final project performance report and
receipts are submitted, and de-obligation of the unutilized amount
mentioned above is in process.
FISCAL YEAR FUNDS: FY08


GRANTEE NAME: Birbisa Primary School Construction and Improvement
Committee
AGREEMENT NUMBER: IAA-08-663-02
PROJECT TITLE: Birbisa Primary School Construction
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To provide access to education for 582
school-aged children by constructing and furnishing two blocks of a
first-cycle primary school at a total project cost of USD 21,801.01.

LOCAL CONTRIBUTION: USD 5,389.17 in cash and USD 7,364.84 in local
materials and labor for a total of USD 12,754.01.
DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY: The absence of a nearby school meant that
the children in this mostly- Muslim, semi-pastoralist community had
to walk long distances - without adequate food and water- to get an
education. The hardship forced many to quit. Having few resources
but determined to see their children educated, community members
were able to raise enough money to begin building a first-cycle
primary school. This project will enable the community to complete
construction of and furnish the school to accommodate 582 children.
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES: 582 students (328 boys / 254
girls)

AMOUNT OBLIGATED: USD 9,047.00
TOTAL AMOUNT ADVANCE UN-LIQUIDATED: USD 4,048.11
DATE OBLIGATED: 1 December 2008
COMPLETION DATE: 30 November 2009
STATUS OF PROJECT: Completed. Final project performance report and
receipts are submitted, and liquidation of the un-liquidated advance
amount mentioned above is in process.
FISCAL YEAR FUNDS: FY08


GRANTEE NAME: Ethiopian Orthodox Church-Assela Diocese Dairy and
Beekeeping Project for Orphanage.

AGREEMENT NUMBER: IAA-08-663-03

PROJECT TITLE: Dairy and Beekeeping Project for Orphanage

PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To increase the income of the orphanage by 15
percent by establishing a small-scale dairy farm and a small
beekeeping operation at a total project cost of USD 22,799.01.
LOCAL CONTRIBUTION: USD 8,655.78 in cash and USD 2,643.23 in local

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materials and labor for a total of USD 11,299.01
DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY: Most church-run orphanages are financed by
governmental and non-governmental aid organizations. When these
entities stop providing assistance, however, the orphans' well-being
can be jeopardized. By establishing a small-scale dairy farm and a
small beekeeping operation that generates reliable income, this
project will enable the diocese to continue providing services to
170 needy orphans while at the same time reducing its dependency on
outside funding sources.
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES: 170 Orphans (145 boys and 25
girls)

AMOUNT OBLIGATED: USD 11,500.00

TOTAL AMOUNT ADVANCE UN-LIQUIDATED: USD 5,682.71

DATE OBLIGATED: 1 December 2008
COMPLETION DATE: 30 November 2009
STATUS OF PROJECT: Completed. Final project performance report and
receipts are submitted, and liquidation of the un-liquidated advance
amount mentioned above is in process.
FISCAL YEAR FUNDS: FY08


GRANTEE NAME: Uba Debretsehay Woreda Education Office

AGREEMENT NUMBER: IAA-08-663-04

PROJECT TITLE: Construction of Lomete Primary Cycle School (Grades
1-4)

PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To construct: 1) two blocks of four classrooms
each (8 classrooms at 6m X 7m each) for Betto Kebele, Uba
Debretsehay Woreda, South Omo Zone, SNNPR, 2) three rooms for
administrative duties (6m X 4m each), 3) one room for a teaching aid
center (6m X 6m), and 4) two latrines in four rooms at a total
project cost of USD 15,111.79.

DECRIPTION OF ACTIVITY: There is no primary education currently
available for the children living in the three kebeles of this
remote and disadvantaged area. Those who do manage to attend school
are forced to walk three to four hours every day. Most children are
not strong enough to endure this hardship and instead do not have
access to education. As a remedy, this project will construct a
first-cycle primary school for grades 1-4 that will accommodate
2,500 children.
LOCAL CONTRIBUTION: Local construction materials and labor worth USD
5,843.79.

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES: 2,500 school-aged children living
in 800 households in three kebeles.

AMOUNT OBLIGATED: USD 9,268.00

TOTAL AMOUNT ADVANCE UN-LIQUIDATED: USD 4,634.06

DATE OBLIGATED: 1 December 2008
COMPLETION DATE: Original completion date of 1 December 2009;
extended completion date to January 31, 2010
STATUS OF PROJECT: On-going
FISCAL YEAR FUNDS: FY08

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