Our first community development efforts were the reasons for the formation of UWF. The 2007-2008 famine and drought that devastated the Arsi area, especially the Uta Wayu zone was what propelled the formation of UWF. In 2007, before the formation of UWF, the founding members of UWF raised over 10K to mitigate the relief effort. In 2018, UWF sponsored the Arse Basic School Movement (ABSM) legacy event held in Portland, Oregon. The Foundation plans to engage in various community development projects events in the upcoming years.