Please support our small scale farming

Hotel with no tourist at this time because of COVID 19
48590854_1591400510119234_r.jpeg Land for our small scale horticulture farming development. 
My guests and I during the high tourist season in Lalibela  


Rock-hewn church of Lalibela with no tourists because of the COVID  19 pandemic  
My guests and I during the high tourist season in Lalibela

Hello everyone!!

My name is Muluye Abebe Desale. I have been a  professional tourist
guide in Lalibela and the surrounding area for over 12 years.
 Lalibela is known and famous for the 11 rock-hewn churches which were
built 800 years ago in the 12th century. I was born and grew up in
this town. When I was a little schoolboy, I had a chance to interact
with tourists who came from different parts of the world to visit the rock-hewn churches. That gave me exposure and I became
passionate about tourism. It helped me to become one of the
professional tour guides in this town after I graduated from a tourism

Lalibela and the surrounding areas are highly dependent on tourism
activities. Before the COVID 19 pandemic outbreak, we had normal
tourist flow and everybody was in good economical circumstance.
However, due to this pandemic outbreak, our community has been highly
affected. No tourists are coming at this moment and we are not sure
about the future situation.  Now we are searching for other options
before everyone is starving and dying.  I was lucky to have some small
farming land that I inherited from my grandfather, which is about half
a hectare and we want to develop a small scale farming project with
the land we have now. After we estsblish our half-hectare of
land we will continue by leasing two more hectares from other farmers. We will
start small scale horticulture farming to cultivate fruit and
vegetables to supply the town community.  My
brothers are willing to help with daily labour in developing this
small-scale agriculture, and it will help us to supply our product at
a reasonable price.

I have received support and advice from agriculture professionals and
experts; however, we have a shortage of money to implement this
project so we are kindly asking you to donate as much as you can for
the implementation of this very urgent and helpful project.
Our goal is to raise $4,000USD for the first phase.

Below is the cost breakdown for the vegetable farm first phase development
 of the half hectare.
No. Description quantity price (USD)
1, water pump     1              2,000
 2, water tanker   1              1,450
  3, fertilizer          2 quintal   235
   4, vegetable seed  sack     150
    5, farming equipment       165
( hoe, spade, fork etc.....)
In total for this phase, the financial requirement is USD 4,000.

Depending on realities after this initial phase is launched, analysis will be made and an
advanced plan will be prepared for the farm project second phase. The estimated  cost at this point is $17,000 USD.

Now is the right time to execute this farm development, and in a few
months, good results are expected.
Thank you for your contribution.

Please click on the link to see how far Lalibela town is from Addis Ababa City.


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Muluye Abebe Desale 
Orléans, ON
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