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Who We Are

The mission of Project Ethiopia is to empower rural villagers to implement and sustain improvements in health, education, and local economic activity.We envision a future where rural villagers throughout Ethiopia are engaged at the grassroots level to create positive change in their communities.

What We Do

Project Ethiopia works in northwest Ethiopia to implement and sustain improvements in health, education, and local economic activity. Project Ethiopia operates fully at the grassroots level and all projects originate and are guided by the villagers themselves. Our projects address three key areas:  Access to Education, Healthy Villages, and Economic Opportunities.

Access to Education:

  • Building and improving rural primary schools through grade 8
  • Providing clean water and sanitation facilities at the schools
  • Providing awards to high school graduates to ease the transition from village to university

Healthy Villages:

  • Supporting housing improvements such as new roofing and cleanable floors
  • Distributing solar lanterns in areas without access to the electrical grid
  • Installing family composting latrines
  • Digging clean water wells

Economic Opportunities:

  • Forming Farmers’ Associations to give farmers the opportunity to learn new techniques and exchange ideas
  • Offering low-interest micro loans to rural villagers, especially women, who cannot access other sources of credit