Our model focuses on four areas of development: water, health, education, and microfinance. We have spent more than a decade on the ground in rural Ethiopia. Our experience and the knowledge that we have gained from indigenous Ethiopian development organizations has shown us that the integration of these four sectors provides those living in extreme poverty with the best chance of improving their lives.
Our operating costs are covered by our endowment, so that 100% of every donation can go directly to projects in rural Ethiopia that help fight poverty and improve lives.
Since our founding in 2000, we have constructed more than 6,700 water projects, 520 school buildings and 210 health facilities, and distributed more than 19,000 micro-finance loans to help those living in rural Ethiopia.