Save the Last Tribes on Earth

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In the Omo Valley, Ethiopia, several indigenous tribes have lived for millenniums, a total number of about 200,000 people. For eons, the annual flooding of the Oma River has provided the water they need to survive the harsh climate. Since 2016, the water supply to the tribes has been cut off by a new $1.6 billion, 1870 megawatt dam built upstream. While the dam is a great engineering feat that will help the country progress, these indigenous tribes’ lives, culture and traditions are in danger of being lost forever. The tribes of the Omo Valley need your help. Water and energy development can help stop poverty and starvation and save lives. One solar-powered pump system can water 25 acres of land and provide crops to feed 200 people. It cost $100,000. $500 per life.