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Dekemhare sub-zone: Efforts to assist disabled nationals and orphans bearing encouraging outcome

The head of the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare branch in Dekemhare sub-zone, Mr. Sibhatleab Woldegergis, said that encouraging outcome has been registered as regards extending interest-free loan to disabled nationals and assisting orphaned children.
Dekemhare, 22 June 2010 – The head of the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare branch in Dekemhare sub-zone, Mr. Sibhatleab Woldegergis, said that encouraging outcome has been registered as regards extending interest-free loan to disabled nationals and assisting orphaned children. 

He pointed out that interest-free loan amounting to 3.4 million Nakfa has been extended to a total of 154 disabled persons, which is playing major role in enabling them to become self-supporting. Out of the loan extended, about 3 million Nakfa has already been paid back, Mr. Sibhatleab added.

Moreover, he indicated that about 23 orphans are being rehabilitated in the form of home-group, out of whom 7 are studying in colleges at the government’s expense. He further explained that 550 orphans have been rehabilitated through reuniting them with a total of 172 relatives. About 35 street children have also received vocational training courses with a view to enabling them become productive, Mr. Sibhatleab explained.

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