ARAHA’s programs are all guided by the goal of creating viable pathways to opportunity and economic independence for families in the Horn. Projects in the self-reliance program area specifically encourage and support the entrepreneurial thinking and community solutions of ARAHA beneficiaries by providing them with the tools they need to thrive. Funding for the general support of this program guarantees that we can keep it up and running in order to help as many people as possible find stability.
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.