Self-reliance is, in many ways, a reflection of stability, and ARAHA’s self-reliance programs seek to cultivate that sense of stability and opportunity in even the most challenging circumstances. By constructing shelters for families who have been displaced, ARAHA brings the safety and dignity of a secure shelter to people in need of such measures of stability. Using local materials, these simple huts give families the chance to pursue opportunities despite their challenging circumstances. With only $700, you can provide a family shelter, and give them a place to rest and call home.
One of ARAHA’s longest running and most successful programs, the dairy goat program helps struggling families supplement their income and nutrition by providing a dairy goat. The milk they provide can be used to supplement daily nutritional needs or sold to generate income. When the goat reproduces, their offspring are given to other community members to create a ‘pay-it-forward’ system. For $100 you can start the atmosphere of paying it forward and give a goat to a family.
Delivered to communities facing acute food insecurity, ARAHA’s food baskets provide a month’s worth of food for an entire family and include maize, sugar, oil, rice, and flour. Additionally, each food basket comes with the utensils necessary for cooking and serving the provided ingredients, since many beneficiaries of the food program are displaced and lack basic necessities. $100 will provide a food basket for a family for a whole month.
A large percentage of families in the Horn region lack electricity, making do with candle light at night, wood fires for cooking, and relying on the expansion of polluting fuels like coal and gas for energy. To counteract the issues they face and prevent further contributions to climate change, ARAHA is striving to provide small-scale solutions for families in the Horn. We’ve distributed solar lights, taught local cooks how to use solar stoves rather than fire to feed their families, and more. To make a difference in providing sustainable energy solutions for families in the Horn of Africa region, please click below.
Communities in the Horn each have their own specific water context. In some areas, accessing groundwater requires drilling a borehole to greater depths, a more expensive though longer-lasting solution than a traditional hand-dug well. Providing water to villages has significant and direct impacts on community health, wellness, and sanitation indicators. ARAHA works with communities and technical experts to determine the best way to bring safe and reliable access to clean water to villages, taking into consideration the specific needs and characteristics of the area.
You can donate to our borehole fund today that will serve dozens of communities with clean drinking water for decades.
Essential though it is for daily life and health, access to clean water is not always a simple proposition for families and communities in the Horn. Indeed, women and children are often required to walk miles each day in order to fetch water from the nearest well for household and agricultural needs. These long walks put women and children at risk of violence or attack from wildlife and people, and may also prevent opportunities to pursue work or school. Constructing water bore holes within or adjacent to villages has significant and direct impacts on community health, wellness, and sanitation indicators. As part of a comprehensive effort, ARAHA often seeks to incorporate sanitation improvements and training into water projects to multiply the benefits of each well we construct.
They say that without your health, you don’t have anything. Disease, injury, and chronic health issues are more widespread in the Horn than medical facilities can handle; many people lack access to hospitals or clinics that could handle treatable symptoms and must instead live with their health problems. ARAHA has stepped in to provide what it can. From surgical supply deliveries to hospitals, to vaccines for those hit by a wave of cholera, to a traveling medical convoy for cataract surgery and disease prevention, we’re finding creative ways to make people healthy. Your contribution can go a long way in treating patients, equipping hospitals, and helping to get people back on their feet.
Our orphan program is large and complex, spanning multiple countries, several field offices, and hundreds of children. Orphan sponsorship payments are strictly dedicated to individual orphans, but the entire program requires funding to remain successful. A donation towards general orphan support will ensure that ARAHA can continue to provide food, healthcare, and educational opportunities to as many orphaned children as possible throughout the Horn.
Flood relief, water delivery to drought-stricken areas, cholera medication, hospital aid. . .at any given time, there are urgent needs to be addressed in the Horn region. These needs vary constantly, but they are ever-present, and ARAHA is always working to address them. By donating your zakatul maal to ARAHA, you’ll be providing aid to projects that are urgent, lacking in funds, or addressing an immediate crisis.