The Wolayta Development Association in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional state (SNNPR) said it has undertaken various development projects at a cost of over 35 million birr. Speaking at the relevant meeting, Association General Manager, Altaye Ayele, said that the projects are in the areas of food security, education, health and safe water provision, among others. Altaye said the fund for the implementation of the projects was secured from contributions of members of the association and supporters as well as partner organizations. The association also provided support to the needy to help them engage in different income-generating activities and improve their livelihoods. The association has over half a million members.