Bale, Ethiopia has been a place of great history, love, peace, and sanctity to many. In order to maintain its vibrancy, the people of Bale have needed a source of energy and income, and MELCA has worked with them hand in hand to provide just that. MELCA has provided many essential items to the people of Bale, including wire and nails to fence off wetland for restoration, seedlings and land to restore the growth of indigenous trees, and fuel saving stoves and sheep to sustain them. SEGNI is also a 5 day program that has been created to fully immerse the youth of Bale in their culture and to transfer knowledge from elders to the youth to ensure the revival of Bale’s natural resources. By supporting the ideas of the people and allowing their culture to thrive and sustain themselves, MELCA has been able to achieve its goal of conserving and taking care of biodiversity. Click here to watch the video.