This video celebrates the signing of an agreement wherein USAID on behalf of the American people agrees to support and strengthen Project Mercy to benefit over 70,000 people in Ethiopia. On June 19, 2013, USAID launched two activities with Project Mercy, a non-profit, faith-based group operating in Ethiopia and the US. The joint project is to boost health and livelihoods in the impoverished and minority rural communities where Project Mercy operates. The Southern region of Ethiopia, where maternal death rates are high, will benefit from training for midwives and improvements to equipment and health facilities. At the Project Mercy dairy farm in Amhara region, communities will receive training to improve cow milk production and benefit from improved nutrition for their children and greater household income from the sale of milk.
Last updated: March 07, 2014