What We Do
Through business empowerment and transforming agriculture, the nagging problem of rural unemployment, food and water shortage in sub-Saharan Africa can be tackled and livelihoods of rural communities can drastically be improved. Our approach involves working in collaboration with the rural community leaders (e.g. Faith leaders) to train rural farmers in a variety of skills aimed at improving and enhancing rural farmers’ livelihoods. Working in collaboration with the community leadership is a perfect conduit to outreaching the community with the various programs provided by EATBETA. The training programs are particularly designed to help rural farmers learn better and profitable farming (crop and livestock) techniques, and also to enable rural farmers acquire practical and value-addition skills such as farm-harvest processing, welding, beekeeping, carpentry, sewing, weaving, pottery, bricklaying, and other complementary skills.
In addition to providing training to rural farmers, EATBETA is involved in facilitating the construction of hand-dug water wells in rural communities. Most rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa have a serious shortage of clean water; thus, our goal is to construct hand-dug water wells, particularly, in the villages where EATBETA carries out training and outreach programs. EATBETA’s programs are much more successful in rural communities where we establish water wells. In constructing a hand-dug water well, the villagers are also involved in the process; this is either by digging the hole or by providing local materials, such as bricks or sand, needed in the construction of the well. Then EATBETA uses funds raised through donations, to build the water well and to purchase materials which the villagers cannot afford—such as cement, hand pumps, water tanks, pipes, etc.