The Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church Development Commission (EKHCDC) has undertaking biannual review meeting and (church and community transformation) CCT- SHG impact evaluation validation Workshop at Adama town, Robi Hotel.
EKHCDC’s Commissioner Tefera Talore(PhD) said in his opening remark that releasing the poor from poverty is meaningful journey. EKHCDC has been implemented SHG-CCT project for the last 20 years. Accordingly, it has released thousands from poverty across the project area and help individuals to start sustainable development journey. The commission working together with donors and stakeholders has been contributing to poverty reduction and Sustainable Devolvement national program. He also said today is a historic day because it is a day to evaluate, and see our work impacts on community life, particularly on marginalized and the poor community life.
If there is injustice, there will be deep poverty and poverty prevalence. Hence, gospel can change all the injustices and poverty. Helping the poor is the duty and responsibilities of the church and Christian individuals as Christ Jesus followers and believers said Tamiru Zeleke EKHCDC HR and Operations Department Head.
To win poverty and realize poverty free community the church and church community as well as individuals should strengthening spiritual and human care, hard work and other vital human values, he underscored. SHG implementation started in Ethiopia by EKHCDC since 2002 through Tearfund UK program in Adama town. Now there are 17,847 SHGs.
The meeting will stay till Friday and Livelihood and Resilience reports as well as policy updates will be reviewed during these days.