Our story began in 1962, when the first Girls from Charity went to the periphery of Dembidollo (Ethiopia), and more specifically in an area called “Danka”, located at about 2 kilometers from the city center.
We opened to it a primary school for girls, as well as a private hospital. Few years later, we established a dozen of primary health services in villages in surroundings. One of them is called Alecu, which is at 27 km from Dembillo and located in the middle of the country.
In 1967, we put in place a mobile hospital with sisters that were travelling two times a month by riding horses. The road was (and is still) very bumpy and muddy during the rain seasons. People of this livestock area were very poor and had not enough or any education.
Our community, named “Gabriel House” is composed of 3 sisters who are working in the hospital and doing extern jobs, and who are undertaking programs of development for the women and the children of the nursery school.
Today, there is a good potential of development in our region with the opening of primary and secondary schools administrated by the government, which offers an opportunity to young people.
The mean income of the habitants is estimated at 180$ US per year. However, there are no public transports and either water supply. The poverty of the agricultural world is due to the difficulties of the acquisition of lands, to the bad agricultural methods, to the excessive use of lands, and to the strong rains that last for several months.
Offer livestock and distribute it to 141 mothers of families, who are living with few resources, and who most are single which means lonely for meeting the needs of their families. We would like to buy a thousand of chickens, about twenty sheeps, 5 cows and 4 draught oxen.
The objective here is to breed this livestock, to fatten up some of the animals for selling them in order to get an income for people in charge. The livestock will be distributed according to the level of poverty of each family. The most families in need (we have identified five of them) will receive cows in order to breed them and get an income by selling the progenitor, but also to get milk for their children. As the beneficiaries are mainly farmers, beef are used for maneuvering their field.
A person who is employed for a daily overseeing of our activity will execute the monitoring and the evaluation of our project.
We thank you with affection for your support!
Margaret Abraha DC
My name is Daughter Margaret Abraha and I am the servant sister of the community “Gabriel House” of Alecu, in Ethiopia.
In our community, we are three sisters: one is a nurse; the other is a teacher of nursery school, formed by the Montessori method; as for me I am a worker of public health. We have created a private hospital where we offer cares for mothers and children in surroundings. We intervene also in other places of sensitization where we help the badly fed children, the old persons and the most divesting ones.
Beyond our private hospital, we are also in charge of a nursery school for children aged from 4 to 7 years old.
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