HCS which is now called ECC-SDCOH was founded as a body of Humanitarian organization in response to drought affected peoples since 1984/5 but officially established in October 1987.
Its vision is to see a society that all its spiritual, physical, and socio-cultural needs are met and where all peoples are living in harmony, solidarity, equality, justice and peace. Thus, it desires to see reconciled, just and prosperous society.
Its Mission is promotion of integral human development- socio-economic and spiritual to ensure growth and self reliance through evangelization, awareness raising and capacity building.
Major Intervention Area
Human and Animal Health
Market Development & Income Diversification
Water and Sanitation
OVC/Street Children Program
Productive Safety net
Eastern Ethiopia covering Eastern & Western Hararghe zone of Oromia, Dire Dawa Administration, Shinille, Jijiga and Gode zones of Somali National Regional state, Zone 3 of Afar Region and Harari Region.
ECC- SDCOH is an organization that has a wide range of contacts, cooperation and partnership with diverse stakeholders.
Beneficiaries (children, adult men, women, youth)
Donors and support organizations,
Collaborating government agencies at federal, regional and local levels etc.,
Regulatory government agencies at various levels,
Networks/forums and associations, and
Research and education institutions.
Major Problem of the area
Core Problem: Livelihood Insecurity Caused by:
- Recurrent drought
- Severely degraded environment
- Subsistence agricultural practices characterized by low Input and low output.
- Low primary health coverage
- population pressure
- High prevalence of water born diseases (diarrhea)
- Low level of income diversification opportunities etc..
The overall goal is to alleviate the spiritual and physical sufferings facing the people through promotion of socio pastoral and development programs.
- Increase agricultural production & productivity
- Improve natural resource base maintenance
- Improve health status
- Improve income status
-improve access to water and sanitation for multiple use
Development Approach Pursued
-Integrated Water Shade Management
-People centered market led production,
-On-farm trail & multiplication,
-Multiple Use of water System,
Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation transformation (PHAST),
-Community Participation in all phases of Project cycle management,
-Action Research Based planning and Implementation of program