DID was granted USD$ 30,000 by Civil Society Support program (CSSP) for the project that aimed at improving the situation of marginalized indigenous community migrated from southwest of Ethiopia dwelling in the slums of Gullele Sub City in Addis Ababa.

The project aimed at improving the socio-economic conditions of the weaving communities through ensuring clean environment and building their self-esteems by improving the wste management practices in the wavers neighborhoods’; raising the awareness of weaving communities on HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, educational and work time management issues, building the self_ esteem of the weaving communities in Woreda 1and 6 of Gullele Sub- city.

The objectives of the project were:

  • Increasing public awareness on mishandling of wastes and the importance of cleaning public spaces.
  • Training, workshops and holding meetings with community members, waste collectors, government representatives, cleaning and beautification professional
  • Having clean and green movement and Campaign supported by our community music band
  • Strengthening women who engaged in waste collection through Providing new designed cars and maintaining the damaged parts to reduce the burden of carrying wastes on their back on the up and downed topography.

The main accomplishments the projects were:

  • improved cleanness of previously filthy neighborhoods woreda 6 and 1 of Gullele sub city by mobilizing the community,
  • improved capacity of the enterprises engage in solid waste collection through provision of working clothes and improved designs of carts for transporting waste on rough roads,
  • Establishment of a model community music band for uplifting the morale of the communities and their self -esteem.