Time frame: Jan. 2010 - Present
Type of Assistance: International Long-Term Projects
At the beginning of 2010, what had originally started out as a charitable association called "Kinderdorf Bethanien e.V.", became the local branch of humedica in Ethiopia.
Based in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Abeba, humedica Ethiopia was founded to fight poverty, its causes and consequences for women, children and families.
One of the key goals to escape the downward spiral of poverty is education. This is why many of the programmes run by humedica Ethiopia aim to provide education and vocational training for women, children and young people.
A day-care centre for children in Mercato, a poor quarter of Addis Abeba, offers extra tuition and all-day care for children so that their parents can go to work. Thanks to this facility, numerous street children get the chance of a better future through education.
Our sponsorship programme for families in Kazanchis and Debre Zeyt has similar goals. Apart from supplying them with food, sanitary articles and access to medical care, we provide the recipient families with opportunities and equipment for education and further training. Moreover, they can receive financial aid to start a small business of their own.
From the beginning, humedica Ethiopia has also become the base for our well construction projects and medical missions in poor rural areas of Ethiopia. Lately, humedica Ethiopia has acted as a reliable partner with a well-developed infrastructure for our famine relief project on the Horn of Africa.
In cooperation with humedica Ethiopia, extensive famine relief projects are being carried out successfully in the south of Ethiopia.
Articles about our work for this project
Life with HIVHelp for concerned persons in Ethiopia2014/07/12“HIV positive.” A diagnosis, which changes your whole life. Suddenly. The spread of the illness, however, is often slow, is transmitted i.a. from mother...read more
Wertvolles Engagement in der humedica-Kindertagesstätte2014/02/12„Niemand kehrt von einer Reise so zurück, wie er aufgebrochen ist.“ Eine Reise verändert. In manchen Fällen nicht nur den Reisenden selbst, sondern a...read more
Ibrahim’s wish2013/07/22Our project coordinator Steven Hofmann’s report from Ethiopia shows us, how you can find different kinds of wishes all over the world. It’s Ibrahim’s...read more
Charity race for school construction project of humedica2011/06/01Highly motivated, the pupils and teachers of the primary school Pürgen committed themselves to the construction of an extension to a school building in the...read more
Father and son – together on a mission with humedica2011/05/21A lot of characteristics and interests are passed on from one generation to the next; how else would family enterprises be able to maintain their traditions...read more