Our goal for our projects in Ethiopia:
not to be needed anymore soon.
How will we achieve this goal:
by enabling people to help themselves and including all spheres of life in our work.
Our goal always is to enable people to free themselves from poverty, thereby becoming independent from foreign aid. The participation and personal responsibility of those supported is an essential prerequisite for our work. We do not give alms, and do not see the women, men and children as passive beneficiaries but as equal partners on eye level who, with our help, are able to sustainably improve their lives on their own.
In Detail: How we help and why
In rural Ethiopia Menschen für Menschen develops entire project regions by means of an integrated approach involving the population affected with the objective of making the region independent from foreign aid after about 10 years.
So far so good. But what does this mean in practice? Was does “integrated” or “sustainable” mean? Let’s consider these questions one step at a time: