Project Ethiopia

...a brighter future for rural villagers
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An Alternative Gift Giving Option - 2013


How Project Ethiopia Works:

  • We raise funds in USA and Canada to send to Ethiopia. All Ethiopian expenditures are accounted for with receipts. We visit the projects each year.

  • We work very rurally where other aid money does not reach.

  • 100% of your donation goes to the projects. Judy, Dennis and Paul pay all administration and travel costs.

  • Workineh and Awoke provide leadership and organize all of the work. There are 5 salaried workers hired at Ethiopian wages and all villagers volunteer labor for work on homes and schools.

  • Villagers have been trained as cement masons, concrete block makers, metal workers, well diggers, toilet floor makers: an infrastructure that makes these improvements possible using skilled workers in the rural villages.

  • Project Ethiopian gives money to NO ONE. For example:  we give wood, nails and paint to build blackboards instead of giving money to a school director to buy blackboards.

  • We buy materials locally helphing the economy. The only materials we buy elsewhere are things we cannot buy locally - such as solar lanterns, urine-diverting toilets.

  • All projects originate with and are 'owned' by the villagers. Our greatest resource is village support.

Judy illustrated the children's book: "Child of Clay" and will donate her proceeds from sales of the book to Project Ethiopia.
Child of Clay tells the story of a childless woman in Lamu, Kenya,who dreams of one day having a child of her own, even if she has to make it herself from the clay she creates with each day.
To order your copy of Child of Clay for $15







We'd love to make a presentation about 
Project Ethiopia to your group.
Please contact us (click here).
We may have a speaker available in your area.

How You Can Help -

You've Made A Big Difference - Here's What We've Done Together since January 2005 with $258,540:

# Of ITEMS TO DATE
 
Education - helping 14,400 students

7 - School buildings $6,000

3 - Libraries

2,455 - Library books - 3 libraries at rural elementary school and 9th-10th grade school $3
120 - Library - 80 chairs, 20 tables $45 each set, book shelving $120 each stack
1695 - Supplies for a year (5 exercise books, 1 pen, and 1 bar of soap) $3
1695 - School uniforms sewn big enough to last 2 years (only set of clothing for many) $8
451 - Personal reading books $1
232 - Second set of clothes $4
175 - Desks for 3 students - 1,050 students have desks (in 2 shifts) $35
226 - Benches for 3-4 students - 904 students have benches (in 2 shifts) $10
22 - High-quality soccer balls $15
615 - Jump ropes $1
25 - White canes for blind students $17
2 - Reams of heavy Braille paper $4
56 - School black board materials: wood, framing, nails, paint $21
19Girls trained to help girls make washable sanitary pads, all fabric, elastic supplied
30 - Solar lanterns for study at home $27
2 - Computers and supplies $1,000
Paint for high school buildings

Safe Water

5 - School wells for 3,400 students $2,100
6 - Village wells $2,100
2 - Piped-water systems for 2 school with 7,963 students $365
2000 - High-quality drinking bottles $0.50

Sanitation

2 - Composting school latrine for 1,926 students $12,000
98 - Family latrines with 2 pits for composting $78

Adequate Housing - for 7 rural villages

105 - Concrete floors for mud/straw home (chosen by lottery) $400

87 - "New" homes for poorest (metal roof, nails, framing - family does the rest)

Farming Improvements

102 - Modern beehives $42
2 - Honey extractor centrifuge $211
2 - Casting molds for honey combs $423
320 - Sickle for a woman or child who weeds and harvests $2

100 - Watering cans $3

A Great Beginning - Help Us Do MORE!

Project Ethiopia - ICS c/o Interfaith Community Sanctuary 1763 NW 62nd Street, Seattle, WA 98107
Tel: 206-407-3456 or 604-628-4418
Project Ethiopia has 501(c)(3) status so US donations are tax deductible.