Early Child Development Enhances Communication and Literacy Skills
The first five years of a child’s life are the most important for healthy development and long-term well-being. The experiences and relationships formed during this period of rapid brain development build a foundation for future learning and success.
Why water is World Vision’s most precious gift to Alduba Community
Opportunities for sustainable growth, which are commonly expected to occur as a result of improved access to safe drinking water, are not likely to occur unless the burden of the work of fetching water is recognised and reduced.
Join us as we visit the community of Jinka in Alduba District and discover why water deserves celebration every day and needs to be given due respect.
World Vision's approach to empowering women and fighting inequality
How is it that the world is still dealing with gender inequality, bias, and stereotype issues when women comprise half of the world’s population?
World Vision believes that if we want to ever break the loop and make a grounding change for good, we need to begin at the beginning. Learn about approaches that we follow to ensure that.
World Vision delivers life-saving medical supplies to northern Ethiopia
World Vision has delivered 14.5 tonnes (14,500 Kgs) of medical supplies and equipment to northern Ethiopia through United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) flights.
The USD 168,000 (8.4 million Birr) shipment of medical supplies and equipment was funded by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, UNICEF, and World Vision; and will be delivered to 126,018 people, of which 60% are children.
Non-complacent until no child goes to bed hungry
World Vision, together with its partners and donors, has been rising to the occasion to address the hunger challenge for decades; sowing the seeds of resilience and hope.
We will not be complacent, and our actions will not stop until no child goes to bed hungry –because having one child struggling with hunger is one too many.
An EGGciting way to boost livelihoods and food security in three Ethiopian districts
In collaboration with local government and technical partners, World Vision has launched a 22-month pilot poultry project called the EGGciting Project. The project aims at improving the livelihoods and food security of rural communities by creating income-generating opportunities and capacity-building at household levels for improved egg production; whereby ensuring dietary diversity at household levels.
World Vision's Drylands Development Programme wins 2020 Energy Globe World Award
World Vision's Drylands Development Programme (DryDev) in Ethiopia has won a 2020 Energy Globe Award –the most important award for sustainability worldwide– for its outstanding contribution in restoring the environment.
DryDev won the 'Category Earth' award competing with 2,000 projects from 180 countries around the globe.
Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies of the world, with annual growth of 10% on average for the last 11 consecutive years. The current population is estimated at over 100 million; more than half of whom are youth.
Despite the current economic advances, recurrent drought with erratic annual rainfall, traditional ways of farming and unstable political and economic conditions remain a challenge for many families. Still today, nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services.
In Ethiopia, World Vision works together and alongside the governmental and non-governmental actors in an effort to improve the well-being of the most vulnerable children and their families to ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive.
Learn more about the work World Vision is doing in Ethiopia.
Learn more about the different areas of our work in the pages below:
Water, Sanitation and HygieneLearn More
Food and Nutrition SecurityLearn More
Education and Life SkillsLearn More
Saving for Transformation
In Ethiopia, 85% of the population lives in rural areas where financial services are scarce. Village saving and loan associations (a group of 10-20 self-selected individuals who agree to save a certain amount of money each week and loan to each other when the need arises) are one way of addressing financial constraints and food security issues. Currently, there are more than 75,000 families helping each other through 3,847 savings groups.
Running with Purpose
Nearly 100 World Vision Ethiopia staff, including the National Director, Mr. Edward Brown, took part in the 18th Ethiopian Great Run: a 10 km run, advocating for the end of child marriage in Ethiopia.
This year’s run, themed: “Empower Girls Now; they are the next leaders!” had more than 45,000 participants.
“We can run fast alone but we can run far together,” said Mr. Brown after finishing the run, emphasizing the importance of working together.
It Takes a World
Ethiopia is known as a hotspot for child marriage. Our teams have been implementing various projects to address the root causes of child marriage.