Introduction to EARDF,
The mission of East African Rural Development Foundation (EARDF), a 501(c)(3) organization, is to help rural East Africans live longer and better lives by increasing their access to clean water. Specifically, EARDF seeks to provide support that rural villages need to create and maintain wells. The work began by building a hand-dug well in 2013- 2015. The
next phase will be to build a deep, mechanical well in the same village
in 2013-2015. A project board of volunteer village elders in EARDF was
founded in April 2006. Founded in 2006 by former Somalia residents, the
funding is based in Seattle WA, and committed to providing aid that
promotes permanent self-sufficiency. The EARDF program's objective is to supply for
up to 5,000 people (by funding and assisting with construction of one
EARDF was founded in April 2006 by Raghe Ahmed, after a visit to Somalia, where he saw that the violence and drought that drove him from his homeland a few years before had only worsened. Throughout the remainder of 2006, EARDF’s board of directors developed a plan articulating their goals and objectives, how they will fund their work, and how they will involve others in volunteer and board opportunities. The board involved its volunteer project managers, based in Somalia, in the planning process.
EAST AFRICAN RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION ((EARDF) is aimed to tackle the Rural developments including droughts and disaster prevention and also develops community basic social Services needs, Education and creates employment opportunities and income generation projects for the Youth, Women, Agro-pastoralists and poor rural community to reduce the level of poverty and contribute National Development Goals.
EAST AFRICAN RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION ((EARDF) also provides training, Construction of wells, Soil and water conservation, rangeland conservation and awareness of deforestation and soil erosion problems and Capacity Buildings to Local pastoralists and Civil Society in supporting Conflict solution within the Local Authorities and Community initiatives and advocacy protection for all human being to create Positive environment and develop society, Politically, Economically throughout the nation.