Transforming lives in Ethiopia

Celebrating Sir Alec Reed’s 90th Birthday

As our founder, Sir Alec Reed, approaches his 90th birthday, it’s the perfect time to reflect on his remarkable journey of giving and the significant impact he has made. Sir Alec’s story is one that deeply resonates with us—a story of entrepreneurial success combined with an unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in the […]

International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Valerie Browning, Co-Founder and Program Director of our project partner, Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA), speaks about the progress that is being made to end FGM in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Donate

Remembering Dr Catherine Hamlin

Remembering Dr Catherine Hamlin on what would have been her 100th birthday. Born on 24th January 1924, in Sydney, Australia to Elinor and Theodore Nicholson, Catherine attended Frensham School in Mittagong, before enrolling at Medical School at the University of Sydney – from which she graduated in 1946. Catherine became a resident in obstetrics at […]

Welcome to our Winter Newsletter!

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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, […]