World Vision and partners celebrate success of food security project at its completion
World Vision and its partners on the Strengthening PSNP4* Institutions and Resilience (SPIR) Project celebrated the successful implementation of the project, a development food security activity, over the past five years (2016 to 2021). SPIR, a US$175 million USAID-funded project, has been a consortium project implemented by World Vision, CARE, ORDA, IFPRI, Ambo University and Hawassa University.
Child protection training helps save Wubalem from early marriage
Fourteen-year-old Wubalem is one of the girls who was to be married off to a person that they do not know. Her parents accepted a marriage proposal engagement and secretly began purchasing materials for the wedding party without her knowledge and consent. After World Vision’s massive training on child protection to schools, community and Government staff, she and her community were able to prevent this, and continue to reduce child marriage in their district significantly.
Discover our 2020 Annual Report
Read about the impact of World Vision's work in Ethiopia over our last fiscal year (October 2019 - September 2020).
We thank God, our generous donors from 14 countries in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. While the U.S. accounted for over 60% of all our funding through private and public donations, our second highest source of funding was Ethiopia, as our team locally fundraised with United Nations, corporations and foundations.
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.
Inauguration of 35.5 million Birr water, sanitation and hygiene projects
World Vision has inaugurated six Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects worth 35.5 million Birr (US$1 million) in Habru District of North Wollo Zone, in Amhara Regional State. The water projects are set to benefit 52,400 people and serve public institutions including health facilities and schools.
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.
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.