On 29 January 2013, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, visited an EU funded project in Ethiopia entitled Urban Social Protection. This organisation is funded by the European Union and implemented by People in Need, a Czech international NGO.
They strive to establish social protection schemes with focus on vulnerable women and support small business developments run by women.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Cars drive through slum area
||Arrival of Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, at the Women's group location (3 shots)
||Various shots of Andris Piebalgs at the Women's group location: Women clapping; Women brewing coffee and general view of the room (3 shots)
||Soundbite (in AMHARIC) by a Woman explaining the structure of the organisation: There are 20 members within this group. The vision of the group is to benefit the members of the group with economic and social benefit and to ensure social protection is sustained with them.
Starting from the child or the kids to the older ones, they just organized for people to come out of their homes and did good practice of community sanitation, so they are doing like that (7 shots)
||Various shots of Andris Piebalgs at the Women's group location: General views of the room; Andris Piebalgs cutting a large Ethiopian traditional bread loaf; Lady serving bread (6 shots)
||Soundbite by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH): Can they resolve their differences? Because it is a big group, different issues also money. And where there is money, people always quarrel (2 shots)
||A woman sitting next to Andris Piebalgs
||Soundbite by a Woman (in AMHARIC) saying that the foremost reason they cope with group solidarity is that there is love among this whole group. They like each other. Also the other aspect is that they have just decision making units, so that everything decided by the group is just by taking more votes (7 shots)
||Soundbite by Andris Piebals (in ENGLISH) asking how they imagine the life of their children in the future?
||Soundbite by a Woman (in AMHARIC) saying that when she cannot be able to send her children to school before, they are not just staying at home. There is no proper privilege and access to education. There are some of her children who do not enjoy their child life, their school life. But now within her family, she can administer things with money she got from the business with others so that she can send her children to school (4 shots)
||Various shots of Andris Piebalgs at the Women's group location: Andris Piebalgs drinking coffee; Group photo with the women; Andris Piebals eating and preparing a piece of Injera which is a traditional Ethiopian dish (7 shots)