World Vision Ethiopia

About Us


World Vision Ethiopia (WVE) is one of the largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organizations in the country, with a focus on working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Its 1,500 staff and volunteers in nearly 100 districts are committed to working with the most vulnerable populations, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. WVE’s 2016-2020 Strategy outlines its continued commitments and aspirations toward child wellbeing and was developed based on WVE’s accumulated experiences over the last 40 years that have brought meaningful and positive change in the lives of children and their communities.


We are called to serve the poor and vulnerable children of Ethiopia to enable them to become empowered and responsible citizens. We aspire to see children of Ethiopia full of hope and dignity, living in safe, caring and enabling environments.




WVE will continue to prioritize its current operational areas where development and emergency programs are implemented (all regions except Afar and Harari). 


WVE livelihood programming focuses on rural resource-poor smallholder farmers, female-headed households and people affected by disasters. Unemployed youth will also be a priority through vocational training. Pregnant and lactating mothers, malnourished children and households as well as schools and health institutions will also be the focus in implementing health, nutrition and WASH programing. The education programming aims to improve access and quality of education and life skills for children and youth with special focus on children aged 3 to 18, who are in and out of school. Boys and girls, poor and vulnerable children, children and adults with disability and vulnerable women and girls will be also the focus of WVE’s child protection and participation programing.