Partners in the Horn of Africa
works in Ethiopia, the largest country in
the "Horn of Africa", focusing on the areas
of greatest need. We work with communities in
remote areas of Ethiopia, focusing our work
in regions where others do not reach.
Our projects respond to community requests,
addressing needs for education, basic
infrastructure, gender equality, food
security, and sustainable livelihoods.
We follow two basic principles:
(a) All projects are proposed by the
community or Ethiopian partner, which has to
contribute at least 15% of the total project
cost. Our Ethiopian partner plays
an essential role in project design,
decision-making, implementation, and
(b) 100% of any donation to Partners goes
directly toward project costs in Ethiopia.
Administrative costs are covered by Friends
of the Horn of Africa, a sister organization
that is funded by our directors, a small
group of individuals, and foundations.
We are a
non-denominational, registered Canadian
charity operating since 2001.
We invite you to learn more about Partners and Ethiopia. With the help of our donors and partners, we are all making a difference in the Horn of Africa.
of our donations come from
individual Canadians, but we
have been fortunate to receive
significant funding for special
Penguin has become an
enthusiastic supporter of Partners
in the Horn of Africa since
2007 and we are very thankful
for their support. They have
built entire schools and library
additions and funded ongoing
support for education, play
therapy and activities for
orphans of AIDS and for our
EBA Engineering Consultants,
a TetraTech Company and their employees have
made a generous 10 year
commitment to work with
Partners to support
Ethiopia rural aid projects.
Through corporate aid, staff
contributions, and on-the-ground
participation, EBA has worked in
several rural communities in
Ethiopia, constructing new water
wells, rebuilding and equipping
village schools, and undertaking
Life for Women in Ethiopia
Consigned to household chores like fetching water and firewood, young girls have difficulty completing school and often end up as marginalized members of Ethiopian society. For adult women just putting food on the table and keeping a home can truly be a full time job. Life for women in Ethiopia is hard.
One effective way of addressing their plight is micro financing. Alameetu Eshefae is starting to dream big. As a single mother, she used to work hard as a maid, supplementing her meagre income making local beer. Since receiving her first micro finance loan of 500 Birr (about $60) her life has improved. She started a small vegetable business at the local market and, after repaying her first loan she became entitled to a larger loan. She is typical of the more than 600 women participating in Partners' micro financing projects.