ETHIOPIA

World Renew has been working in Ethiopia since 1984. Currently, we support orphans and vulnerable children through better food security and education.

ETHIOPIA

World Renew has been working in Ethiopia since 1984. Currently, we support orphans and vulnerable children through better food security and education.

WHAT WE DO

World Renew began working in Ethiopia in 1984 as part of a joint Canadian Foodgrains Bank response to the famine and drought that affected thousands of families in Ethiopia in the early 1980s.

Since 2007, World Renew has provided over $19 million in assistance to 276,000 people in Ethiopia. Much of this is made possible because of the generous support from donors in North America and Global Affairs Canada. As a result, World Renew has developed a strong network of partnerships with local churches and other Christian organizations, such as Food for the Hungry Ethiopia and Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

World Renew is responding to the effects of food insecurity brought about by HIV and AIDS, and to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children whose families have been affected by HIV/ AIDS. These children often face many challenges in life, such as lack of access to basic needs and services; stigma and discrimination; mental distress; and lack of security and protection. 

Today, World Renew is still actively working with Food for the Hungry Ethiopia to improve the education, health and livelihood opportunities for 1,400 orphans and vulnerable children. Each month, children and their families receive cash for food assistance, and have access to medical treatment, psychosocial care, and tutoring support to ensure they can succeed at school. 

Critical to the project’s success are strengthened community ties between local governments, volunteer caregivers, and student tutors. In addition, new livelihood opportunities are created for the guardians of these children through self-help groups, Savings and Credit Associations (SACCO), and small-scale Income Generating Activities (IGA) to improve the lives of these children and their guardians.

PARTNERS IN ETHIOPIA
CFGB has deep ties in Ethiopia, with an ongoing presence in the country for over 30 years. CFGB and World Renew have jointly funded programming in Ethiopia since 2007, and together, we are committed to ending hunger there.
Food for the Hungry began operations in Ethiopia in 1985. Currently, FH Ethiopia manages food security, education, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, child-focused community transformation, and emergency relief and rehabilitation programs, among others.  FH is a fellow member of the Integral Alliance, and has worked alongside World Renew since the start of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children project in 2007.
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