Partners in the Horn of Africa
works in Ethiopia, the largest country in
the "Horn of Africa", focusing on the areas
of greatest need. Now in our 11th year
of operation, we work with communities in
remote areas of Ethiopia, focusing our work
in regions where others do not reach.
Our projects respond to community requests,
addressing needs for education, basic
infrastructure, gender equality, food
security, and sustainable livelihoods.
We follow two basic principles:
(a) All projects are proposed by the
community or Ethiopian partner, which has to
contribute at least 15% of the total project
cost. Our Ethiopian partner plays
an essential role in project design,
decision-making, implementation, and
(b) 100% of any donation to Partners goes
directly toward project costs in Ethiopia.
Administrative costs are covered by Friends
of the Horn of Africa, a sister organization
that is funded by our directors, a small
group of individuals, and foundations.
We are a
non-denominational, registered Canadian
We invite you to learn more about Partners and Ethiopia. With the help of our donors and partners, we are all making a difference in the Horn of Africa.
of our donations come from
individual Canadians, but we
have been fortunate to receive
significant funding for special
Club Penguin is a
generous supporter of school
building construction, including
the recently completed Gubaya
High School, which will have
2500 students. Club Penguin is a
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website for children. The
company is a division of Disney
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EBA Engineering Consultants and their employees have been generous with funding and their time to undertake Spring Protection
and Community Well programs, a school in the village of Kasso Manso
and a reforestation program..
Life for Women in Ethiopia
Consigned to household chores like fetching water and firewood, young girls have difficulty completing school and often end up as marginalized members of Ethiopian society. For adult women just putting food on the table and keeping a home can truly be a full time job. Life for women in Ethiopia is hard.
One effective way of addressing their plight is micro financing. Alameetu Eshefae is starting to dream big. As a single mother, she used to work hard as a maid, supplementing her meagre income making local beer. Since receiving her first micro finance loan of 500 Birr (about $60) her life has improved. She started a small vegetable business at the local market and, after repaying her first loan she became entitled to a larger loan. She is typical of the more than 600 women participating in Partners' micro financing projects.
"Our mission is to improve the lives of
Ethiopians. We listen to their needs and
partner with them on projects that
empower communities and individuals and
contribute to their well being."
BIG Run for Africa
Thanks to everyone involved in the
8th annual run on Sunday November 4,
2012. Together, we raised
about $25,000 that will be directed
to women's micro-financing projects. » more information