Project information

Renovation of Cheshire Home facility in Ethiopia

To renovate, upgrade and introduce new safety measures to our care facility in Cheshire Home, Ethiopia. These improvements will serve to improve, health, well being and safety of our patients and benefit all the charities working on the site for years to come.

6-9 month

Charity information

Facing Africa

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  • Need


    We are trying to solve several problems:
    1) Increasing presence of hyenas and their proximity to the buildings/people in Cheshire Home
    2) Shortages of water and electricity cuts which pose serious implications to the health, safety and well being of our patients
    3) Poor kitchen facilities restricting the provision of food for our patients
    4) Dated canteen and entertainment units


    1) Ensure the safety and security of our patients and other residents of Cheshire Home in Menagesha by putting a fence round the whole facility;
    2) Guarantee constant and uninterrupted supply of water and electricity to the site by buying and installing a powerful generator;
    3) Completely renew and update dated kitchen used to provide meals for our patients
    4) Upgrade the canteen and entertainment facilities

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Ensure that our patients and other residents' on the site are safe and secure


    » To build a fence around the whole facility preventing hyenas from entering the site

    We will interview our staff and other people who use the facility and reported increased threat from hyena's to determine the success of the fence

    Aim 2

    Ensure constant uninterrupted supply of water and electricity to the site


    » Buying and installing a large generator

    The outcome of installing a large generator will be self evident as it will immediately stop water shortages and electricity cuts

    Aim 3

    Update and completely renew kitchen, canteen and entertainment facilities


    » Buy and install new kitchen and entertainment units, replace plumbing where necessary etc

    We will interview our staff who use the kitchen, as well as monitor, observe and report the impact of the renewal/update

  • Impact


    The changes we aim to introduce are material, the necessity and impact of their introduction is easy to determine. Cheshire Home in Menagesha is used not only by our charity, but several others (including Project Harar who operate in Facing Africa House), so changes we introduce will provide sense of safety and security and well being not only for us but for all residents on the site for years to come.
    This will be demonstrated by the detailed reports and interviews with the residents


    The risks of this project are relatively few and low as changes we are going to introduce are material e.g. new generator, new kitchen, security fence

    The biggest challenge we will face will be sourcing reliable equipment for the project and finding the trustworthy labour force to install it.

    We have already done some substantial market research and have approached several relevant companies that were recommended to us.


    Donors will receive newsletters, email updates, detailed reports regarding the progress of the project.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £26,000 Generator Buying and installing generator
      £10,000 Hyena Fence Buying and installing the fence
      £11,000 Kitchen renewal + plumbing rep Renewing and updating the kitchen + plumbing repairs
      £3,000 Canteen/entertainment units Buying and installing entertainment units/updating canteen
  • Background


    Facing Africa House is located at Cheshire Home in Menagesha, Ethiopia. Located approximately 20 kilometres from Addis in a beautiful countryside this place, initially a treatment and care facility for poio children, has been a shelter and a safe haven for us and many other charities/projects throughout the years.


    Beneficiaries of our project:

    Facing Africa patients and staff
    Project Harar patients and staff
    All the exsisting and future residents at Cheshire home in Menagesha, Ethiopia

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    FACING AFRICA has been using the facilities at Cheshire home in Menagesha since 2010. We have supported and funded many of the improvements to the facility, on the top of that we built 2 buildings for our patient care which are now the property of the Cheshire Home. We have a proven track record of being trustworthy and reliable in our efforts to achieve a better quality of care. We believe it is our duty and also a big honour to continue to improve this amazing place.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dalia Kuoraite


    Chris Lawrence


    Angus Mack