Albertans are making a big difference in Ethiopian communities

Voices from the Field

Together with your generous support, we are helping farmers build irrigation systems that end hunger in northern Ethiopian communities affected by recurring drought.

This is all accomplished with important partnerships between the people who live in these communities, CLWR, other agencies including Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Support for Sustainable Development, individual Canadians, and groups like the Westlock Growing Project in Westlock, Alberta.

“Small Town, Big Impact,” by Amanda Thorsteinsson, tells the story of the Westlock Growing Project. The story is shared here courtesy of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Read an excerpt below, or click here for the whole story!

Ethiopian community members chat with visiting members of the Westlock, Alberta community at the site of an irrigation project. Photo courtesy of Les Dunford Ethiopian community members chat with visiting members of the Westlock, Alberta community at the site of an irrigation project. Photo courtesy of Les Dunford

‘“We’d travelled mile after mile, and there was nothing to be seen,” Leo Seguin recalled about a day of driving through a particularly dry and desolate landscape…

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