Project Name: Qorile Water catchment FFA Project, 2015
Implementation period: July-September, 2015
Qorile locates east of Bacadweyn Village- and it is around 50 km to North East of Galkacyo town. The residents in the area majority are pastoralist. In considering the nature of land, local community priorities and availability of support Deegaan Relief and Development Organization (DRDO) and their partner of World food Programme (WFP) established water catchment in Qorile through Food for Asset Project from July to September 2015.
The project had 172 participants which were both male and female. The project had given the allocated ratio size thought there were pipeline challenges. We had successfully completed the water catchment as per the plan of 35 m length, 30 m width and 1.5m depth.
One exceptional case was that participants were motivated for asset creation and however of challenges of Pipeline break they were able to complete the work on timely.
Before the implementation of the project the area was only having few shallow wells as the only source of water but now they have another alternate source of water which would keep water both the rainy season and dry season. The water will used as multipurpose including human consumption, livestock, crop production and home usage.
The objective of this food for asset (FFA) project was three in one which were people to be given food in order to fight malnutrition and food insecurity for poor rural Pastoralist people, to create alternative employment to poor pastoralist households, and lastly to establish sustainable asset which beneficial to beneficiary community through supporting their standard of living.
This project has been started its implementation during dry season where the food insecurity was very high so these communities and hence they have appreciated not only the sustainable assets created but also the food distribution which boosted the morale of these communities during the difficult period.
DRDO objective is to promote lifelong self-sufficiency in these communities. With the establishment of valuable sustainable assets where by later communities can focus on sustaining their lives.
In conclusion we can say this project was successful and responded to needs of poor rural pastoralist households in the area and also it has catered the three objectives in one which we have stated above. Actually the residents were happy and much more thankful to the organization by relieving the long lasted stress and hardship. Their self steam has gone higher and even they realized that there are people on this earth who care and support to those who are not in position to care and support their lives in other words people who help those who cannot help themselves.