For-ethiopia works to relieve poverty and sickness, to preserve and protect health and to advance education among the people of Ethiopia who are in need. We aim to do this in a way that is sustainable and helps the people move towards self-sufficiency. We believe that small development projects can change lives. They increase the capacity of local communities by improving health, increasing educational opportunity and creating employment. They bring communities together to create a better quality of life. Small can be beautiful.
As a small charity, we have the benefit of very low overheads. We do not pay salaries, hire professional fundraisers or rent expensive offices…. Because of this we are able to put more of the money direct to projects to benefit those who need it!
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For-ethiopia is a small UK registered charity (number 1108526) operating from Bristol. It was formally established in October 2004, twenty years after the BBC first broke the story of the famine in Ethiopia to the British public’s attention on 24th October 1984.
In October 2009 Professor Alice Roberts kindly agreed to become our patron and has attended many of our events and has raised money through various activities.
Alice is a clinical anatomist and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She has presented a range of programmes on BBC2 including Coast, Wild Swimming, The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, and Prehistoric Autopsy. She is also to be heard occasionally on Radio 4. She has authored four popular science books about anatomy and human evolution, and writes a regular science column for The Observer.