Ethiopiaid works with Ethiopians to help transform their lives. With our amazing supporters we work for an Ethiopia without poverty, in which every person enjoys the right to quality education, healthcare and a life of dignity.
We have been working with Ethiopian people for 25 years. We give local people opportunities – through funding – to use their initiative and skills to make the right difference. We send your donations directly to Ethiopia so that they can be spent as soon as they’re needed. We make sure that suitable amounts are sent at the right times and our partners do the rest.
Projects in 2018
Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world with 10,000 new cases of fistula each year. We achieve impact through our partnerships with local hospitalsincluding Hamlin Fistula Hositpal. There also are currently over 90 students training to become midwives at Hamlin Fistula College. These will be deployed into their own rural communities so that isolated regions have access to quality maternal healthcare. We plan to continue our partnerships with your help.
There are approximately 150,000 children living on the streets of Ethiopia – and 60,000 of those in Addis Ababa. More than half of these kids do not have access to shelter or adequate food. Since 2000, Ethiopiaid has worked with Hope Enterprises to feed and school thousands of street children who are rounded up from doorways, bus stations and derelict hovels. We plan to continue this programme in 2018.
We work to tackle violance against women. We have partnered with local organisation Association for Women's Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD) to provide a refuge for women who are victims of domestic violence and discrimination, harmful traditional practices and exploitation. The Forum on Sustainable Child Empowerment (FSCE) work tirelessly with the many young women and girls who are trafficked into Addis Ababa and often find themselves resorting to sex work to survive. They too provide a safe refuge for girls who often have no one else to turn to.