A monthly donation of £4 can help a woman find safety and begin to heal.
In Ethiopia, nearly a quarter of the women are subjected to gender-based violence, and most of this happens at home.
Each year, Ethiopiaid-supported safehouses help around 4,000 women and girls to find safety, and build a life beyond their recovery. As well as this life-saving support, Ethiopiaid is working with front line service providers to bring about long-term change in communities.
Mekedes was just a teenager, but for five years she was controlled, threatened and raped by a person she thought she could trust.
Mekedes’ life changed when she was referred to a women-led safehouse supported by Ethiopiaid.
After arriving at the safehouse, Mekedes began her life-long healing process.
She formed supportive relationships with residents and staff, which inspired her to support other women, who were also recovering from abuse and trauma.
Ethiopia is a vibrant and culturally diverse country. Our approach is simple. We deliver support to people who need it the most, at a time when it will make a real difference. We raise funds for local Ethiopian charities to transform lives and achieve lasting change.