WHAT WE DO

Slide A progression of work has
been developed to move
respectfully in each community,
spreading hope and knowledge
along the way.
Moving the Work Forward
Slide It starts with a school. STEP 1 Village elders request help from Project Ethiopia
to build a school.

Villagers must demonstrate their willingness to
volunteer with a show of hands.

Community members frame the school and plaster
the walls.

Project Ethiopia provides materials and skilled workers.
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Slide STEP 2 Next, we work with the community to bring
clean water wells and composting latrine
systems to the schools, training local residents
how to manage maintenance and repairs.
Slide STEP 3 Work expands to the individual villages that
are served by the school, spreading hope
and community spirit along the way. Through
a collaborative process involving community
elders and church leaders, Project Ethiopia
staff identifies the neediest households to
replace leaky grass roofs with metal roofing.
All households in the village receive a family
latrine and solar lanterns.
Slide STEP 4 Finally, we return to impacting multiple
communities at once through economic
opportunities for farmers and small business
owners in order to lift up the whole community.
And through University Transition Awards given
to promising high school graduates whose
education and achievements will benefit the
broader community.

ACCESS TO EDUCATION

Primary school construction and improvement
We build primary schools that create an educational pathway for rural children. Our focus on primary schools (grades 1 – 8) in the Dangla area means rural students who previously did not have access to school through 8th grade can now continue on to high school and even beyond.

Clean Water and Sanitation
We address health issues affecting school attendance and success for rural children by installing school wells and composting latrine systems. Our projects help combat water-borne illness, prevent the spread of disease, and promote good hygiene. Children are sick less often and able to attend school regularly.

University Transition Awards
We support aspiring young adults to reach their goal of a university education. An investment in the education and future of these young leaders, is also an investment in the health and well-being of the entire region.

HEALTHY VILLAGES

Metal Roofing
We facilitate housing improvements that result in healthier living environments for the neediest families in the community and positive health outcomes. Metal roofing results in dry homes, more hygienic living conditions, and fewer illnesses.

Solar Lanterns
We address the dangers and health hazards of kerosene lamps and provide valuable hours of additional light so families are healthier, students can succeed, and social bonds are strengthened.

Clean Water and Sanitation
We create access to clean water and improved sanitation through village wells and family composting latrines. Just as Project Ethiopia works to bring clean water to our school projects, village well systems are an equally important way to combat disease and increase life expectancy.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

Farmers’ Associations
We bring farmers together to learn new ideas, address challenges, and share their collective knowledge. With new skills and knowledge, farmers lower their costs and increase crop yield, lifting families out of poverty and malnutrition.

Microloans
We provide low-interest microloans to individuals who cannot access other sources of credit. Providing support for those who have been unable to participate in the financial system helps lift entrepreneurs, especially women and their families, out of poverty.

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