World Vision Ethiopia aims to contribute to a measurably improved well-being of 25 million children, 16 million of whom are most vulnerable, by 2025.

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 53 Area Programs (APs) implementing effective programmes, such as Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Nutrition, Emergency Response, Faith and Development, Food Security, Economic Development, Climate change, and environmental projects and other cross-cutting programmes.


At present registered and licensed by Ethiopia’s Charities and Societies Agency, World Vision Ethiopia operates in 53 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 Northern Ethiopia, Eastern and Southern Somali (Dollo odo and Bokolomaya), Oromia (West Guji, Borena, East and West Wolega, and East and West Hararghe), and SNNP (Gedeo).


Contributing to the well-being of  25 million children, 16 million of whom are the most vulnerable, in the five-year national strategy from 2021 to 2025.

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