The Great River Rotary Club supported a Peace Corps Partnership Program - The Desta Project in Atsbi, Ethiopia.  Project leader is Peace Corps Volunteer Katheryn Hoerster.  Great River Rotary member Melissa Schmidt's son, Chris is also a PCV in Atsbi Ethiopia. 

 Over the past six month Katheryn has been working with the Atsbi Primary School, the largest elementary school in town, to implement a project that will provide school supplies and materials for all enrolled orphans.  Several staff members approached her about the project in late October, and since then the entire town has come together to make Desta Dairy & Egg Farm a reality.  They assured her that if she could find funding for one dairy cow and 100 laying chickens, they would cover the rest of the necessary costs.

Attached is the link to the you tube video they made to promote their  project.

Also attached are pictures of the new cow and calf that have been purchased for the project.  The Children of the primary school meet them for the first time.