Baargaal District now trades and transports tons of fresh fish to neighboring Ethiopia for the first time since the fall of the central government of Somalia in 1991.
Young women are receiving training to become teachers, and to change perceptions of what women can accomplish with an education.
Newly rehabilitated main road improves sanitation, safety, and business ventures for 50,000 citizens in Borama.
Trauma healing is critical for residents of Mogadishu who are emerging from 21 years of civil conflict. Khadija Isse, one of the trauma healing trainers, remarked, “When you see the horrendous effects on buildings, roads and trees in Mogadishu, it is unbearable. But these are small complaints compared to the effects war has had on people’s minds. Once trauma healing is done, people can start to heal. When you build people, the people will rebuild the country.
It is harvest time in the Shabelle Region of Somalia and Faduma Nur is smiling. Her demonstration plot and maize harvest have been rated excellent by the agricultural extension workers that have been trained at the new Agribusiness Incubation Center in Afgoi. Previously, her harvests were very poor. Her fields are on bush fallow lands and she was not aware of good agriculture practices until her recent training.
Last updated: November 10, 2015