Transforming lives in Ethiopia

How will my donation help women and girls in Ethiopia?

Watch our animations to see just how important supporting young girls can be for lifelong change…

1 in 5 girls in the Afar region of Ethiopia will experience FGM

80% of girls in Ethiopia drop out of school

Change starts not with politicians or leaders or power. Change starts with girls.

The formative years of girls’ lives are so important for shaping the women they become. In Ethiopia, these years are even more vital. Put simply, if we are able to protect girls from the trauma of female genital mutilation (FGM) and continue working to keep girls in school by supplying a simple reusable period pack we can ensure long-term change starts, one girl at a time. 

With your help, girls can transform their lives, families, and communities for generations to come.   

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Our partners work to help all women and girls fulfil their potential.

They promote equality, create opportunities, give women and girls choices over their bodies and a voice to speak for themselves. They work to prevent harmful practices like FGM and child marriage, and to stop violence against women and girls. By educating communities they create long-term change for future generations.

When a young girl is protected from FGM and given a reusable period pack she…

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…is less likely to drop out of school…

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…will have a better education…

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…is able to earn and manage an income…

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…makes informed decisions about her own health…

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…creates long-term change for future families and communities!

Please donate this International Women’s Day so that we can continue to support women and girls.

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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 to raise the next £1 and funds essential running costs.

Why Ethiopiaid?

We focus on the needs of vulnerable Ethiopians at grass-roots level. This hinges on sustained relationships with trusted Ethiopian partners.

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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