Transforming lives in Ethiopia

Welcome to our Winter Newsletter!

Smiling baby in a knitted cardigan

We hope you will take inspiration from the stories you read in our newsletter and feel proud of the work you support and make possible.

Building resilience in Afar

Awra, in the central Afar region, has seen severe weather conditions. The area experiences extreme fluctuations between long periods of drought, and severe floods when the rainy season comes. Our partner, the Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA) have been working with a community here, where 125 members of the community, 40% of them women, have […]

Ache’s Story

Ache Ambo, now in her 50s, sustained an obstetric fistula injury giving birth to her stillborn baby.   She never recovered mentally nor physically from this trauma and following childbirth, lived the next three decades of her life ashamed to tell anyone of her problem. She was isolated from her family, working on the farm, […]

Meet Tomas and Maria

Tomas has a learning disability coupled with physical challenges. He has no speech and is unable to stand or walk unaided. His mother Maria is raising him alone at their home in a small rural town in Amhara, where they recently moved to escape the stigma and isolation she felt in her old village. Life […]

Meet Fasil

How long have you worked at Cheshire Services? I have been working for Cheshire Ethiopia since April 1, 1996, 25 years this year! Why did you start working at Cheshire Services? I decided to work for Cheshire Ethiopia because of the huge difference the organisation makes in the life of children and youth with disabilities. […]

Emergency Appeal – FAQs

We have compiled a list of FAQs about our current emergency appeal in response to the Tigray crisis, where hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced. What is the reason for Ethiopiaid’s emergency appeal? We are responding to the needs of our local partner the Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA) in Ethiopia, who have […]