Building Sustainable Livelihoods for 125 Families Supporting People with Disabilities

By Ethiopiaid

Registered Charity

Building Sustainable Livelihoods  for 125 Families Supporting People with Disabilities

Executive Summary

Building on our existing partnership with Cheshire Services Ethiopia (CSE) -providing disability rehabilitation services (surgery, physiotherapy & mobility aids) for children in Ethiopia- we aim to fulfil the basic needs (food, healthcare, education, economic security and social interaction) of 625 people from 125 rural, impoverished families who have one or more family members currently accessing CSE’s disability outreach services.  We will improve sustainable agricultural skills and community inclusion for these households: delivering agricultural inputs (livestock matched to household ability/space, seeds, tools) & training, small business skill workshops and community disability inclusion awareness. This will equip caregivers with the knowledge and confidence to generate income and support their families – enabling parents to provide regular meals (reducing child malnutrition) and ensuring better school attendance and visits to healthcare centres for check-ups and treatment.

Impact Indicators

People: Social Impact

Number of Lives Impacted:



Female, Male


0-3, 4-11, 12-17, 18-25, 26-40, 41-60, 60+

Employment Status:

Self-employed, Unemployed


Disabled, Non-Disabled



Planet: Environmental Impact







Topic and Activity Grid




Community Engagement

SME Development




Goods Provision

Infrastructure Provision

Services Provision

Research & Development

Raising Awareness





Project Outcome Indicators

Short Term:

— Number of beneficiaries attending training workshops

All trained beneficiaries demonstrating improved knowledge in their chosen area of agriculture

— Number of community members attending disability training workshops

All trained beneficiaries demonstrating improved knowledge and commitment to support people with disabilities to participate in local economy, schooling and social events

Long Term:

— Number of people from project families reporting better integrated in their communities and 2,000 from wider communities reporting better understanding of disabilities

Improved social inclusion for people with disabilities and their families

— Number of beneficiaries able to purchase 2+ basic necessities from local market, 50% families investing in savings, children enrolled in schools

Increased household income, with families investing more on healthcare and education

— 50% decrease in malnutrition among project families, 125 HHs increased meal frequency & spend on food

Lower rates of household malnutrition and food shortage


Disability inclusion training for local government representatives, local leaders and community members.raising awareness at 2 all-day workshops, emphasising importance of supporting people with disabilities to achieve their potential –and positive impact on local economy.  Disability rights training for beneficiaries: education, health, employment, self-determination. Equip all households with small business skills (basic book-keeping, savings) and linked with local microfinance and agricultural offices ( providing advice and support for beneficiaries to invest in savings for extra financial security) for future development support after project end.  Gifting livestock: 125 families will receive their choice of sheep, goats or poultry after completion of 2animal care workshops (food, shelter and disease control). Petty trading: 125 households will be supported to establish petty trades (such as poultry breeding), taught about co-operatives and provided with seed money for start up support (5,000 ETB = £131 per person).  
-Vegetable growing: 125 households will be gifted vegetable seeds and easy to manage agricultural tools (including hoes & trowels), along with access to shared land in order to nurture vegetable growth for personal use and sale at local market.School material support: All children provided with textbooks and pens.  CSE mobility support (wheelchairs, prosthetics,crutches) to ensure full participation.



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will provide 2 training workshops to a beneficiary in their choice of agriculture


will provide Training on disability inclusion for 200 people from local government, community groups, civil society organisations


will provide salary for a community worker to support the beneficiaries in their training and follow up to ensure progress


1 year

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Goal 1: No Poverty

This goal focuses on the poor and vulnerable, and aims to: reduce the population living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions, build a policy environment that is supportive of the poor and vulnerable, ensure that the poor and vulnerable have equal rights to economic resources and basic services, land & property, and reduce their exposure to the risks of economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

This goal focuses on all areas of food access, nutrition, agricultural productivity, sustainable production and consumption systems, and fostering a resilient ecosystem to shocks and disasters by promoting the diversity of crops. In addition it promotes investment in rural infrastructure, makes a commitment to addressing trade issues, and to oversee a functioning food commodity market.

Goal 3: Good Health And Wellbeing

This goal covers all aspects of health and wellbeing from infant mortality to effective service provision to those suffering from substance addiction. There are special commitments to ensuring access to affordable healthcare, the development of disease treatment, cure and prevention, and to strengthen the capacity of all countries for early warning, risk reduction and management of global health risks.

Goal 4: Quality Education

This goal seeks parity in access to education. There is specific focus on areas of early years development, and throughout the educational landscape, from literacy and numeracy to technical and tertiary education. There is a specific mention of upgrading educational infrastructure to be fully inclusive in terms of gender, disability and culture, offering bursaries and scholarships to address imbalances, and also to ensure high quality training and supply of educators.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

This goal seeks to end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. There is a specific focus on violence, trafficking and other types of exploitation, as well as a recognition of unpaid care work, provision of basic public services, and full reproductive and sexual rights. In the spirit of equality of access and opportunity, there is a workplace leadership and economic element, as well as the creation of an empowering policy environment for women and girls at all levels.

Goal 6: Clean Water And Sanitation

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Goal 7: Affordable And Clean Energy

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Goal 8: Decent Work And Economic Growth

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Goal 9: Industry Innovation And Infrastructure

This goal supports the building of infrastructure and innovations to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation. The focus is on equality of access to economic development within countries, regions and across borders. There is specific promotion of research and development of technologies both in country and cross-border, and in turn increase access to connectivity, information and communication through access to the internet.

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

This goal seeks to reduce inequality within and among countries, in terms of economic, social, and political inclusion. There is a commitment to achieve and sustain the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population at a rate higher than a national average, reduce and eliminate discriminatory laws and practices, monitor international financial markets, encourage development assistance and financial flows, from nation states to individuals in the form of remittances.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities And Communities

This goal pertains to the urban environment in terms of safety, sustainability, respect for heritage, environmental considerations, and the connectivity between urban, peri-urban and rural settlements and areas. Specifically, ensuring that cities are safe, inclusive and of net benefit to its inhabitants, the wider population, and the planet as a whole.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption And Production

This goal promotes the move towards sustainability of consumption and production on a national and global scale, and covers everything from transparency and clarity on consumer choice, to the sustainable management of waste from industrial production. This Goal specifically looks at influencing businesses (through recommendation and policy) to incorporate sustainability into their procurement, staffing, and reporting, such that sustainability is embedded in the consumption and production cycle.

Goal 13: Climate Action

This goal covers all aspects of addressing and combating climate change. From strengthening resilience of populations at risk of natural disasters and climate based hazards, to education at a human and institutional level on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

Goal 14: Life Below Water

This goal encompasses all elements of the protection, restoration and sustainable use of our oceans, seas and marine resources. With an emphasis on reducing marine pollution, increasing the resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems, research on and minimisation of marine acidification, and sustainably managing water-reliant economies to ensure biodiversity while also ensuring fair work and income for those dependent on the oceans.

Goal 15: Life On Land

This goal encompasses all elements of the protection, restoration and sustainable use of our terrestrial ecosystems. This includes a commitment to protecting forests, creating a coherent plan against soil degradation, desertification, and the destruction of habitats of flora and fauna, all of which are critical to biodiversity and sustainable development. This is to be encouraged at a policy level, with a commitment to mobilise resources (financial and non-financial) to enable this conservation.

Goal 16: Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions

This goal focuses on the promotion, development, and maintenance of strong institutions to ensure peace, justice, and inclusion in society. This is detailed as promoting transparency, reducing crime in all forms including terrorism, violent and financial crimes, ensuring every individual is provided a legal identity and has equal and fair access to these institutions.

Goal 17: Partnerships For The Goals

This goal promotes working together, which will strengthen the means of implementation from a local to a global level to achieve sustainable development. Specifically the partnerships are divided into financial, technological, capacity-building, trade, policy and institutional coherence, including multiple stakeholders, and monitoring and accountability. By partnering on any or all of these bases will assist in the reliable achievement of the other 16 Goals.

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Your project is addressing the following pillars:


An end to poverty and hunger in all their forms and dimensions. A world where all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality, and in a healthy environment.


Protecting the planet from degradation, creating cycles of sustainable consumption and production, management of natural resources and taking action on climate change. This is all to ensure the planet can support the needs of present and future generations.


Fostering peaceful, just, and inclusive societies that are free from fear and violence. This is a necessary state for sustainable development.


Ensuring that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives, and that technological, social and economic progress occurs in harmony with nature.


To mobilise the means required to achieve the other four impact themes, through including the participation of all countries, stakeholders and people.

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