Hdrina has three essential projects that Omna Tigray can provide financial support for to sustain their efforts:
- A feeding program for chronically ill children and elderly;
- A kitchen gardening project in sebacare4 IDP site (already providing seedings and assistance to 240 households);
- A women empowerment project for commercial sex workers in the host community (more and more women are turning into poverty-driven commercial sex work during these challenging times).
The funds raised will assist Hdrina in sustaining these programs and allow Hdrina to reach more people.
Currently, Tigray is under a complete telecommunications blockade with no access to internet or phone services. There is also a siege, and access to aid in the region is heavily restricted. Bank accounts are frozen, and NGOs on the ground have limited access to funds. Due to these harsh constraints, the people in Tigray face famine, extreme poverty, severe illnesses, and a lack of resources or economic means. Organizations like Hdrina and its work are essential to assist at-risk families.
The solution to resolving the harsh conditions Tigrayan people face is to provide them access to food, sustainable farming/gardening that can allow them to continue feeding their families in the long term, and assistance. This will ensure that they don’t have to take severe measures to provide food, shelter, or medicine for their families, especially single women or single mothers. This can be achieved by helping hdrina have adequate funding to continue the work they have already started.
In the long-term, ill children and the elderly will be able to regain their health and be functioning members of society. Tigrayans will be able to garden and feed themselves and their families, allowing IDPs to have means of survival during famine conditions. The women empowerment program will provide women with a safe space that can change their means of survival. Looking forward, Hdrina will have a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds if not thousands of people – and the funding will be able to help achieve that.