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Action Against Hunger

Ethiopia faces a wide array of humanitarian problems, including escalating food prices, internally displaced populations, an influx of refugees, and drought-related public health threats like acute watery diarrhea. Some five million people are at risk. Action Against Hunger maintains nutrition, food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene programs throughout the country. More than 150,000 drought-affected individuals have been assisted by Action Against Hunger teams so far this year, and we expect to support more than 285,000 people by the end of 2011.



Africare began assisting Ethiopia in 1976. The first assistance was a small irrigation project for nomads at the Wabi Shabelle Settlement Scheme. During the severe drought of the mid-1980s, Africare was a leader in the worldwide effort to provide emergency water supplies as well as food and medical relief.


A Glimmer of Hope

At Glimmer, we believe that the best way to affect sustainable change is to tackle all of the unique areas that perpetuate poverty. Rather than focus on a single issue like water or education, our unique model of integrated development means that we work across many different sectors to bring deep change. Our Ethiopian staff of development experts are pros at transforming communities through water, education, health, and microfinance projects.



A Hope for Children

The mission of AHOPE for Children is to support services to Ethiopian children with primary emphasis on orphans infected with HIV.


AIDS Healthcare Foundation

In Ethiopia, AHF works in partnership with Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), supporting the AHF-WWO family clinic that provides treatment and care for children and adults with HIV/AIDS.  AHF supports the adult treatment component to complement the pediatric WWO services, establishing a family model approach.  Here both adults and children access counseling and testing, treatment, adherence support, laboratory services, and follow-up for clients not eligible for ART and provision of prophylaxis.


AIRA Hospital

Serving hundreds of patients daily and an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people each year, the Hospital has earned a strong reputation, particularly for the surgical services it offers. Two surgeons perform 4,000 surgical procedures annually — in two rather basic and minimally equipped operating theaters.


American Jewish Committee

JDC—through its global non-sectarian arm, JDC-IDP—lends its expertise in public health and education. Efforts include:

  • Raising sanitation standards by building water wells, latrines, and irrigation systems
  • Life-saving medical programs, including heart and spinal surgeries as well as treatment for Hodgkin’s disease
  • Construction of 6 schools in rural Ethiopia and launching of a university scholarship program for young women


American Jewish World Service

With your support we fund hundreds of grassroots organizations working to promote health, education, economic development, disaster relief, and social and political change in the developing world. We work with women, youth, ethnic, religious and sexual minorities, indigenous people, refugees and IDPs and people living with HIV/AIDS.



Amharic Kids

Amharic Kids provides resources that help build cultural pride, and teach about Ethiopia. We publish award winning books about Ethiopia. Serving the Ethiopian adoption and expatriate community, giving back is important to us. Our fair trade products support and empower Ethiopian families.



Blessing the Children

Founded in 2001 to work with orphans and impoverished children; our passion is ministering to the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of children.  Perhaps you would like rescue a child through sponsorship in Ethiopia where people live on less than a dollar a day.

Blue Nile Children´s Organization

BNCO is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that serves orphaned children in Ethiopia. Donors directly support orphaned children for just $30/month, which provides food, clothing and education all the way through college graduation.  BNCO also built and runs a small medical clinic near Addis Ababa which serves our children, their families, and others in need in the surrounding community.


Bread and water for Africa

Supports and strengthens grassroots initiatives for community self-sufficiency and sustainable access to safe, clean and affordable water, food, housing, healthcare and education in Africa.


Carter Center

The nation with the highest incidence of blindness in the world, Ethiopia has enlisted the help of The Carter Center to preserve the sight of millions of Ethiopians


Children´s Hope Chest

In Ethiopia, HopeChest partners with existing orphanages and drop-in centers. The directors of these locations are passionate and motivated to assist, but they are not able to meet the needs of each individual child in their care due to defiant economy and lack of government funding. Currently, HopeChest works with orphanages and drop-in centers in the capital city, Addis Ababa. We are extending our ministry to cities to the south and to the north that are affected by extreme drought conditions.



Common River

Welcome to Aleta Wondo in the beautiful coffee-rich region of Sidama (in Ethiopia - the birthplace of coffee)! We are a 501(c)(3) non-governmental organization based in Mill Valley, California, USA. COMMON RIVER's goal is to create balanced, productive and self-sustaining communities for others to witness and replicate.


Educate Ethiopia

Educate Ethiopia is dedicated to keeping 21 Catholic schools located in the North of Ethiopia (Tigray)open for the 6000 children that these schools have been serving for over 100 years. The schools are open to all Religions and Faiths (Christian and Muslim).

We need the help of people and the power of money to keep these schools open. We are encouraging schools across the world to pair up with one of the schools in Ethiopia. In other words, one “wealthy” school in the west supports one school in Ethiopia.


Engender Health

Since 1987, EngenderHealth has played a critical role in improving sexual and reproductive health care services in Ethiopia. With over 20 years of experience collaborating with the government and local partners.


Ethio-American Family Services

Ethio-American Family Services (EAFS) is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) with a mission to educate, empower, and enrich the lives of Ethiopian orphan and vulnerable children and adoptive families.  EAFS supports programs in Ethiopia for orphan and vulnerable children, provides educational programming, and cross-cultural opportunities that are vital to the development of Ethio-blended families.  Through our efforts we will make a difference in the lives of Ethiopian-born children, ease their transition after adoption and help build more culturally connected families.

Ethio-American Self-Help Project

The Ethio-American Self-Help Project (EASHP) is a non-profit organization created to teach the farmers of Ethiopia proven skills and techniques that will enable them to provide for themselves and prosper. EASHP is not a charity but a movement designed to change the philosophy of foriegn aid to one of cultivating self-sufficiency rather than dependence. The organization believes that this shift in thinking is essential to finally eliminating famine and poverty in Ethiopia once and for all.


Ethiopia Aid Project

The Yemegnushal Community Center will be a pilot program that is based on self-sufficiency with emphasis on community service and life skills training to build positive, productive and sustainable livelihoods. The program will offer orphans and the community living in Gara Dima services that include health care, vocational/skill training, farming and livestock development, water filtration, nutrition, environmental awareness and educational opportunities.


Ethiopian Community Association Atlanta

Refugee Resettlement Services provide war-torn families with a chance to reunite and start a new life in America. The program includes placement in affordable housing, cultural orientation, referrals and general care during the initial 90-day period following a refugee's arrival. ECAA also provides financial assistance to immigrants who have been granted asylum status and to their family members with derivative asylum status. Asylees can apply for this service within 30 days from the date of asylum approval and the derivative asylees should apply to get the assistance within 30 days from the date of entry to the United States. The goal of the program is to make refugees and asylees self-sufficient and become contributing members of society. 


Ethiopian Community  Development Council

African refugees and immigrants face daily challenges as they establish new lives in the United States. These challenges stem from both an unfamiliarity with American cultures and the lack of knowledge among the public about challenges faced by African newcomers. This sometimes poses added obstacles to newcomers’ desire and ability to integrate into American society.

ECDC serves as a welcoming presence as well as a bridge for dialogue and education. Through our programs, ECDC seeks to empower African newcomers; giving hope for their future and helping them quickly become self-sufficient, productive members of their communities in their new homeland.


Ethiopian Global Initiative

EGI combines and captures the social and intellectual capital of students and professionals for the transformation of Ethiopia through a new generation of socially responsible leaders. Learn more about us and help continue our work.


Ethiopian Orphan Relief

Ethiopian Orphan Relief, Inc. (EOR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that works to improve the living conditions and lives of orphaned and vulnerable  children in Ethiopia. 


Ethiopia Outreach

Ethiopia Outreach consists of a group of first-year medical students and physicians from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio that travels to rural Ethiopia for 3-4 weeks each summer to provide free medical service to underprivileged populations.



Ethiopia Tree Fund Foundation

The organization welcomes any kind of support. We accept financial and other types of support like tools for planting trees, computers for use at the centers inside Ethiopia and other agro-forestry materials.


Ethiopian Children´s Fund

Our mission is to uplift vulnerable children and adolescents in extreme poverty, and to do so sustainably through education, nutrition and primary health care. We ask that you consider joining us in'a special journey of giving'and rediscovering our common good in this inter-dependant and fragile world.


Ethiopian Orphan Relief

Ethiopian Orphan Relief, Inc. (EOR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that works to improve the living conditions and lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in Ethiopia. 


Fistula Foundation 

Dramatic expansion to help cure many more women and prevent more fistulas. Hamlin Fistula Hospitals has initiated an expansion project to build five mini-fistula hospitals throughout Ethiopia. Four of the mini-hospitals are open in Bahir Dar, Mekele, Yirgalem and Harar; each is expected to treat approximately 400 patients per year.


Food for the Hungry

Food for the Hungry began working in Ethiopia in 1984 in response to a devastating famine, at first delivering emergency food through partner organizations. We began implementing our own relief and rehabilitation programs ten years later to reduce community susceptibility of recurring famine.


Friends of Ethiopian Jews

Friends by Nature (FBN) Community Empowerment is a non-profit Israeli organization that was established in 2005 by a diverse group of Ethiopian-Israelis and veteran Israelis, secular and religious, all committed to multiculturalism, helping youth at-risk and the success of immigrant communities in Israel. FBN runs programs for at-risk Ethiopian-Israeli youth and their families – focusing on developing young leadership, increasing volunteerism, civil society, community renewal, strengthening the family unity, and increasing a connection to the land of Israel.


Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Our mission is to educate and support orphans, vulnerable children & widows in Ethiopia, empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and hunger as we offer them hope and independence for the future.


Global Hope Network International

Somali-controlled Eastern Ethiopia is a hard, dry, difficult and unforgiving place. With little arable land, this section of the landlocked country is particularly isolated.

The people of this hidden and hurting land have few options agriculturally or economically, and are in desperate need of long-term development, not just temporary aid. That’s why GHNI’s Transformational Community Development (TCD) is so crucial.


Golden Gate

In rural southwest Ethiopia, staying healthy is a constant struggle. Most villagers have no access to basic services, to reproductive health care, to clean drinking water. And the sick are forced to walk days to inadequate health care facilities that lack doctors, drugs—even the most common medical supplies. With help from GGCH, EECMY has been able to bridge this gap with an expanded Community-Based Reproductive Health (CBRH) program that brings trained community volunteers to villages that desperately need family planning and reproductive health services and education.


GVN foundation

By working with local partners GVN Foundation is able to have a direct impact on the projects in supports. Together with our Ethiopian partner we are striving to find sustainable, innovating solutions to local problems. However, we rely entirely upon donors like you who recognize that change always begins with individuals.


Heart for Ethiopia

Heart for Ethiopia has initiated a “Village Children Sponsorship” program to meet the needs of the poorest children in 5 remote villages in northern Ethiopia.



Stigma, lack of resources, and failing health can lead to a sense of hopelessness for mothers who are HIV+ in Ethiopia. Without options HIV+ mothers are forced to consider the unthinkable when they can no longer care for their children as they desire to. When finding alternative caretakers becomes impossible mothers are forced to either turn their children over to the mean streets or...


Hope Ethiopia

The organization was formed after several of the current directors traveled to Ethiopia and observed the extreme poverty and the lack of educational opportunities for orphaned and destitute Ethiopian children and the poor conditions of women who were forced into the sex trade to survive.  The board is working with selected Ethiopian nonprofit organizations to alleviate some of these problems.



Since initiating small-scale activities in 2003, International Orthodox Christian Charities program in Ethiopia has grown exponentially, culminating with an HIV/AIDS education and awareness program that has reached over 11.5 million Ethiopians with prevention and awareness messages.


Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief has been on the ground in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia to provide vital aid to survivors of the 2011 drought—considered the worst drought to hit the region in 60 years. IR has been providing water, food and health care services to thousands in the region.


John Snow, Inc

John Snow, Inc., and its nonprofit affiliate JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health research and consulting firms dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world.



Living Water International

Living Water International works with its in-country partner, Selam-Water is Life, in the Southern region of Ethiopia, where plans are in the works to drill an additional 50 new wells each year. Based out of Awassa, Selam-Water is Life has a trained team of nationals working in the country drilling wells and collaborating with communities to identify and implement sustainable water development methods and technologies that meet local needs.


Medhen Orphan Relief Effort

Medhen Orphan Relief Effort (M.O.R.E.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program of the Medhen Social Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Our mission is to enable this unique child care and support program to achieve its goals and objectives.


Medical Teams International

Medical Teams International will fund two major HIV & AIDS programs in partnership with Ethiopian churches in the fiscal year 2012. The project will focus on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, voluntary counseling, testing, and treatment. We will also support and educate about HIV prevention within the communities and health care centers.



Mennonite Central Committe

MCC works in food security, food relief and peace through the Relief and Development Association (RDA) of the Meserete Kristos Church, a Mennonite World Conference church. MCC has a long history of famine relief and food security work in rural areas of Ethiopia. In rural Boricha and Awassa Zuria, farmers receive food or cash for working in projects to conserve soil and water or to build roads to bring harvest to market. MCC also supports a project to improve nutrition in a poor urban area of Addis Ababa. MCC assists churches in caring for people with HIV and AIDS, provides conflict transformation training, supports rural schools and student sponsorships and provides English teachers.


Mercy Corps

Frequent drought, poor cultivation practices and occasional conflict over land and resources is putting rural traditions at risk. Mercy Corps is helping Ethiopians learn to farm more effectively by teaching them how manage pasturelands, improve the resilience of livestock and diversify incomes. We’re also preventing disagreements from turning violent by providing training in conflict mediation, facilitation and negotiation.


Messert Ethiopia

Messert Ethiopia provides a home for orphans, children who would otherwise be wandering the streets in search of food. To redirect their future, destitute children are provided the cost of entrance to school, food, clothes and medical care.


Millennium Villages

The Koraro cluster is located in the Hawzien district in northern Ethiopia, an area surrounded by jagged escarpments and dusty land. The region is semi-arid with a short rainy season, receiving about 500 millimeters of rain per year. It is prone to severe drought.


The Murulle Foundation

Women´s Small-Business Loans. In partnership with other non-profit groups in Ethiopia, TMF is sponsoring a micro-finance project for women in the village of Dinsho, Ethiopia, the headquarters of the Balé Mountains National Park.


North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry

The North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ) is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded in 1982 with four mandates:
  • To help Ethiopian Jews survive in Ethiopia.
  • To assist them in reaching Israel.
  • To aid in their absorption into Israeli society.
  • To preserve their unique and ancient culture.


Ordinary Hero - Child Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring a child from the Ethiopian trash dump? This will send a child to boarding school and give the child food, shelter, clothes and education for the year. This will literally transform their life and give them a future.


Orphans of Ethiopia

What could be as rewarding as saving the life of a child? When you contribute toward the support of an orphan living at Manger-Weil House, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have improved the life of a little Ethiopian boy or girl forever. Instead of a life filled with unending poverty and despair, you will be ensuring a child a chance at a very bright future.



Oxfam America

While Oxfam specializes in helping communities realize individualized solutions to their problems, our work takes on universal themes. From community to community and region to region, we see people facing like challenges—and pursuing like solutions to their needs.


Pathfinder International

Pathfinder International works to improve access to, and the quality of, reproductive health and family planning information and services in several of the Ethiopia's most populous regions.



Addis Ababa — Lidya grew up on a small farm in southern Ethiopia and spent sunny afternoons playing barefoot in the fields. At 13, she began noticing a slight swelling in her feet. For a year Lidya hid this swelling from her family and school friends under long skirts. However, the swelling continued and a painful oozing wound appeared between her toes.


Plan USA

Your donation will help provide livestock such as heifers, oxen, chickens or goats that will improve an entire family’s health and nutrition by providing an ongoing source of essential proteins such as meat, eggs and milk.



Praxis Ethiopia Foundation

We help Ethiopia's communities solve Ethiopia's problems as defined by the community--we are community-driven. Praxis Ethiopia focuses on helping farmers grow more food (i.e., drip irrigation, organic fertilizers, bio-gas digesters, hydroponics, bio-farming/perma-culture, and more), supporting healthcare services that will help people be productive (i.e., eye surgery for farmers, intensive urban agriculture training for women living with HIV), and helping children to stay in school.


PRIDE - Ethiopia

Partners for Rural Improvement and Development in Ethiopia (PRIDE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the living conditions and quality of life in the rural highlands of Ethiopia. Founded by a group of volunteers in BoulderColorado, PRIDE promotes positive change in some of the poorest villages. 


Project Concern International

PCI established its presence in Ethiopia in 2005, working with local organizations to reach children living in vulnerable circumstances due to factors such as the death of parents due to AIDS, chronic illness of parents, and homelessness. Since its establishment, PCI has expanded and diversified its presence across the country and built a strong reputation for community-based, integrated health and development programming, with particular expertise in the care and support of orphans and vulnerable children as well as food and nutrition security.



Project Ethiopia

When spiders unite, they can tie up a lion."  This Ethiopian proverb motivates Dennis and Judy's work in Ethiopia.  Retired as a telephone drafting manager and a college mathematics professor, Dennis  and Judy discovered their new passion: fighting poverty by creating life-changing opportunities for rural Ethiopians


Project Mercy

By providing self-help programs, Project Mercy seeks to reduce the needs for crisis-driven, emergency aid.  Through our holistic development plan, Project Mercy strives to make the Yetebon people self-sufficient.  We seek to eliminate famines through creating a reliable food supply.  We teach valuable trades to give people a means of generating income.  Through access quality health care, we treat illnesses and educate the population about healthy lifestyles.  By constructing schools, we give children the tools to create a better, more educated life for themselves and their community.  Our vision is to create a thriving, independent community that empowers this generation and generations to come.


Rainbow to Ethiopia

While many humanitarian organizations operate in Ethiopia, few focus on the urban homeless. Our mission is to provide basic services to this group throughout Ethiopia, specifically those areas surrounding Addis Ababa, the capitol.

The RAINBOW HUMANITARIAN CARETAKER FOUNDATION can offer hope to thousands of people living on the streets. Our homeless shelters will provide desperately needed housing, food, clean water, medical care, counseling, education, and job training.


Samaritan´s Purse

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.


Save the Children - Ethiopia

Save the Children has been a significant presence in Ethiopia since 1984, when we arrived to provide life-saving food, water and health services for over half a million people devastated by famine. Today, our programs have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopia, one of the world's poorest countries. Our work focuses on its chronic poverty and food insecurity, the poor health of the general population, a growing HIV/AIDS crisis and a substandard education sector.


The Abyssinian Fund

THE ABYSSINIAN FUND is committed to reducing poverty in Ethiopia by working with partner organizations, farming cooperatives and community residents to improve healthcare, education and access to clean water.


The Forsaken Children

In 2004 Joe Bridges and Michael Granger traveled to Ethiopia on a short-term missions trip. Both of these young men were shocked to see thousands of children living on the streets and felt convicted to do something to not only provide shelter and love for these street children, but also to share the message and hope of Jesus Christ with them.


Trees for Life

In 2003, Trees for Life began working with Ethiopia Reads in Addis Ababa. This nonprofit organization supports reading, literacy and education for children in Ethiopia.’s projects in Ethiopia are located in the regions of Tigray and Amhara. The need for water and sanitation in Ethiopia is severe. Only 42% of the population has access to an improved water supply, and only 11% of the population has access to adequate sanitation services. In rural areas, these numbers drop even further.


Wegene Ethiopian Foundation

Donated money from the United States is sent to volunteer caretakers in Ethiopia. WEF does not utilize any part of the donated money for overhead. The volunteer caretakers supply monthly food, cooking supplies, clothing, shelter, rent, school supplies, and medical care for selected families.


Wide Horizons for Children

Tirunesh is one of the estimated 5 million orphans in Ethiopia, most of whom will never be adopted. Sponsorship helps many children remain with relatives, attend school and receive better nutrition and health care. Sponsorship also makes it possible for some families to open small businesses, empowering them to break the cycle of poverty.

World Vision

World Vision is committed to partnering with the people of Ethiopia to transform their lives today and to help enact sustainable solutions for the future of their children, families, and communities. World Vision’s child sponsorship program plays a vital role in this partnership, with donors from the United States sponsoring more than 66,700 girls and boys. In addition to sponsorship, World Vision operates other programs that benefit communities in Ethiopia.

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