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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.
After much deliberation our Board has decided that 2016 will be our last full year of operations although we will be completing projects into 2017. We are incredibly proud of what we have been able to accomplish with your help. However, every creative enterprise has a natural life cycle and we believe our cycle is almost complete. Over the next year or so we will wind up operations in a professional and orderly way. Partners will finish all of its current projects and it will be business as usual for at least another year.
Our financial reserves will go a long way towards covering the costs of the next year of operations. But we are hopeful that many of our donors will continue to support our work for another year allowing us to provide extended notice to our Ethiopian ‘partners’ who operate on-going projects such as group homes, orphanages and school subsidies. This will allow them more time to find alternate sources of funding.
All projects are proposed by our Ethiopian partner, who contribute at least 15% of the total project cost. 30% of community contribution for construction projects is allocated to our administration cost. Our Ethiopian partner plays an essential role in project design, decision-making, implementation, and monitoring.
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.