International Fund for Africa
Issue: LXVII              
September, 2015
International Fund for Africa Newsletter
In This Issue:
2 Rescue Dogs Find New Home with IFA

School Bakery Nears Completion

New Spay/Neuter Project Planned
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2 Rescue Dogs Find New Home with IFA

 

Seble Nebiyeloul
Seble Nebiyeloul

 

Seble Nebiyelooul, IFA Co-founder and Country Director, recently rescued two dogs in Addis Ababa. The two grateful canines, seen in the picture above, are Buddha (left) and Pupe (right). Both will live with Seble in her home and the IFA office in Ethiopia. They represent the many dogs that wander, hungry and homeless, on the streets of Addis Ababa and other cities. Seble's small but significant act of kindness exemplifies our mission to care for these lost and suffering animals in need.

 

School Bakery Nears Completion

 

Completing the bakery
Bakery nearing completion

 

We are delighted to announce that for the past several months IFA has been working to build a bakery that will generate income to sustain our School Health and Nutrition Program, which feeds hundreds of children who arrive to school hungry each day. The Ethiopian government has granted us permission to build the bakery on school grounds, and to sell the bread baked there so that it becomes an IGA (income-generating activity). The funds raised through these sales will go directly to providing the schoolchildren with nutritious meals.

 

Long view of the bakery
Long view of the bakery

 

New Spay/Neuter Project Planned

IFA has devised a plan to introduce a new spay-and-neuter project. IFA will target homeless dogs as well as dogs whose families cannot afford to have them spayed or neutered. In order to have the widest impact, IFA will require a mobile clinic. The van will be modified with veterinary equipment necessary to complete the procedures. Trained dog catchers will secure homeless dogs, and two vets will complete the operations. After the surgery, dogs will recover at a site that IFA rents out for that purpose. In order to fully implement this plan and alleviate the plight of homeless dogs, please consider making a donation to the program. At this time, IFA is looking for anyone able to donate a van or provide the money to purchase one. To contact IFA or make a donation, please visit our website.