We are directing our efforts in the first instance at providing sustainable development in the Ejere District of Ethiopia. Ejere district which surrounds the town of Addis Alem was chosen as a suitable place to start our development work as it was the birthplace of Tigist’s grandparents and mother. This meant that the local people were at ease talking to Tigist and did not feel that ‘outsiders’ were interfering.
The area experiences complex poverty and has very few employment opportunities for the local community.
We work closely with our sister organisation in Ethiopia, For Development Association Ethiopia (FDAE) who deliver and monitor the projects. The team comprising FDAE have extensive experience in dealing with the Ethiopian Government, local communities and contractors to ensure the successful delivery of each project.