This Mother’s Day gift could help change a struggling farmer’s life forever by providing them with all the training and equipment they need to begin fishing for a living.
Christian Aid is helping poor cattle farmers in rural Ethiopia set up fishing cooperatives to sell their fish in local markets.
We gave a cattle farming community boats and nets that allowed them to fish in deeper waters and they’re now catching up to 3,000 fish a day. They were also given equipment and training on how to prepare fish for sale. The fishing cooperative now sells their fish to the Ethiopian Fishing Association and make up to £20,000 birr a month (£750).
Awol says, ‘Being organised in a group means we can have group savings’ and he is now able to provide for his family, even during a drought.