Transforming lives in Ethiopia

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A gift today can help more girls like Teyeba stay in school and achieve their dreams.

A gift today can help more girls like Teyeba stay in school and achieve their dreams.

75% of girls in Ethiopia are unable to attend secondary school.

While huge improvements have been made in recent years, still girls struggle. Child marriage rates – which remain amongst the highest in the world, low incomes, civil unrest and lack of period pads all play a part in preventing girls from going to school.

There is still a preference to favour sending boys to school and girls are often faced with the burden of household chores; collecting water, cooking meals and tending younger children – all hindering their ability to attend and perform successfully in school.

Please make a gift today and help rewrite the story for girls in Ethiopia and create a brighter, more equal future.

How will my donation help girls in Ethiopia?

We firmly believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.

By removing barriers to girls’ education in Ethiopia and helping girls stay in school we are supporting the next generation of leaders and decision-makers. 

By donating this autumn:

With small interventions from our partners in Ethiopia, girls can continue to learn and become confident, independent and fulfilled. 

Thank you.

I was 13 years old when my period first started. I didn’t know what was happening to me. I told my favourite teacher because I was in trouble for not going to school for a week. She gave me a free reusable period pack so I can come to school when I’m on my period.

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For every £1 we raised in 2022…

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81p funds local projects in Ethiopia helping to transform lives.

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19p helps raise the next £1 and funds essential running costs.

Why Ethiopiaid?

We raise funds for local Ethiopian charities to transform lives and achieve lasting change.

Our partners know the context and solutions; we listen and provide appropriate support. Growth and development are tracked in local communities using robust monitoring and evaluation. Partnerships continue as long as there’s a clear need and opportunities to make a lasting impact.

Our vision – an Ethiopia in which every person has access to quality education, healthcare and a life of dignity.

Our mission – breaking the cycle of poverty by enabling the poorest and most vulnerable and their communities to live with dignity, to build resilience and achieve real and sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.

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