For an Ethiopia free from poverty in which every person has access to quality education, healthcare and a life of dignity.
To break the cycle of poverty in Ethiopia by enabling the poorest, the most vulnerable and their communities to live with dignity, build resilience and achieve true and lasting solutions to the challenges they face.
In the autumn of 1987, British businessman Sir Alec Reed made his first visit to Ethiopia. He saw what many people might expect - widespread hardship, suffering and poverty. However, he also saw passion, knowledge and ambition.
What he saw truly resonated with him and in 1989, Sir Alec set up the very first Ethiopiaid office in the UK. With Ethiopiaid’s help, local communities were able to use their passion, knowledge and ambition to create better futures for themselves and their families. Over the next ten years, Ethiopiaid grew to have offices across the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia.
To this day, we operate under a shared belief of working with and alongside Ethiopians to help them achieve the potential that so inspired Sir Alec Reed in 1987.
We teach about the dangers of female genital mutilation and child marriage to put an end to these traditions for good.
We equip orphaned and vulnerable children for a safer, brighter future free from hunger, disease and exploitation.
We increase access to and awareness of maternal health in order to make childbirth safer and eradicate fistula.
We open up equal education and earning opportunities so women can reach their full potential and be part of change.
Violence against women
We protect and nurture survivors of abuse while tackling the root causes of violence against women.
We provide complete care to those who are destitute and terminally ill so they can live out their lives with peace and dignity.
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