Suffering from the drought crisis in East Africa, the famished people of the Borana tribe in Kenya and Ethiopia are given a chance to make a full recovery as Global Aid Network Canada intervened in the nick of time, bringing immediate and long term relief.
With most of their livestock dead, the 2500 Borana people had not eaten for a week when GAiN discovered their plight. Since then director Bill Blaney has set up a team of local volunteers to distribute 8500 kilos of maize, oil, sugar and milk to help feed the cattle herding tribe.
“He said… ‘Help us before we die like our cattle,” Blaney said after talking with a Borana clan leader on September 9.
Seeing that they are a people where to beg for food is shameful, Blaney’s team is drawing up a plan to help this group towards full recovery by establishing an on-site food station staffed by local volunteers. GAiN is also looking towards building wells and purchasing livestock to reestablish the Borana’s herds.
GAiN is a worldwide humanitarian relief and development organization dedicated to bringing hope and help to the poor and the suffering. To support this project, call 1 855 P2CGIVE or at www.globalaid.net/give. Donations will be matched by CIDA until midnight on Sept 16, 2011