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Pastoralist Concern is a charitable organization

Pastoralist Concern (PC) is an Ethiopian non-governmental organization founded in 1995 by several individuals with pastoral backgrounds, dedicated to and passionate about pastoral development. PC is non-political, non-religious, non-racial, and non-profit organization devoted to make a positive lasting change in the life and livelihoods of the pastoral community of Ethiopia.

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Health Projects

PC is implementing primary health care projects in Ethiopian Somali regional state conducting enhanced community based surveillance activities sexual reproductive maternal and neonatal health care that play a significant role in decreasing maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity to increase RMNH care uptake, prevent vaccine preventable diseases and also uplifts the community service utilization as well as access to basic services like child immunization. Other activities include social mobilization, awareness creation, promotion of child vaccination through religious groups, traditional leaders as well as using key community influential persons to play role model in changing behaviors and attitudes of the pastoralist people.

Women Empowerment Project

PC is committed to improving the lives of women in Ethiopia’s rural areas. Through our projects we have conducted multiple awareness raising campaigns seeking to end female genital mutilation (FGM), have established 25 women’s productive cooperatives, have delivered 259,857$ of micro-credit loans to support small business development, and have enabled 15,405 women to access basic literacy and numeracy education.

Basic Education Projects

For 20 years PC has supported the delivery of 5 basic education programs in a total of 16 Woredas in Ethiopia’s Somali region, the majority of which have been targeted at pastoral communities for whom access to education has traditionally proved challenging. To date we have enabled over 15,405 people to participate in basic literacy and numeracy classes, of which 10,702 have been women. This work has improved these individuals’ capabilities to participate in economic and community life.