About Us

World Vision Ethiopia began its first intervention in Ethiopia in 1971 with relief and opened the Ethiopia office in 1975. Relief, rehabilitation and small community development projects dominated the decade that followed. During the 1984/85 drought, World Vision Ethiopia participated in a massive relief operation that saved the lives of millions of people.

Starting its operation with emergency intervention in some parts of Ethiopia, World Vision currently operates in 57 Area Programs (APs) implementing major programmes, such as, Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Nutrition, Emergency Response, Faith and Development, Food Security, Economic development, Climate change and environment projects and other cross cutting programmes.


At present registered and licensed by Ethiopia’s Charities and Societies Agency, World Vision Ethiopia operates in 57 Area Programs (APs), coordinated by eight programme offices in eight regional states and one city administration. Moreover, World Vision carries out emergency response interventions in eastern Somali, Oromia (Guji, Borena, East and West Hararghe) and SNNP (Gedeo).


Contributing to the well-being of more than 3.5 million vulnerable children in the five years national strategy from 2015-2020.

Our Vision

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness; Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.


We are Christian/ we are committed to the poor/ We value people/ We are stewards/ We are partners/ We are responsive