Emmanuel Development Association

 አማኑኤል የልማት ድርጅት


Emmanuel Development Association (EDA) is an Ethiopian-based aid organization that is committed to improving the lives of children, youth, women and families. EDA has been providing care and support to Ethiopian communities since 1996. Over the last two decades, our programs have touched the lives of over 10 million Ethiopians.

EDA takes a holistic approach to improving the lives of disadvantaged Ethiopians. Our organization attains this goal by caring for the most vulnerable and empowering women and families to achieve improved health, wellbeing, financial growth and stability. We believe that the changes we make should be community-led and community based and sustainable. Individuals, families, communities and government agencies all play a role in our projects.

Emmanuel Development Association currently provides aid services to 17 projects across Ethiopia, with major projects in Addis Ababa, the Amhara,SNNPR and Oromia regions. Our programs provide training and ongoing support in the six areas that we believe are most important to the growth and development of our community members.

Our founder and executive director, Dr. Tessema Bekele has brought compassion and a wealth of knowledge in community development into the establishment and growth of EDA. We are an Ethiopian registered charity (#621/2009).

Emmanuel Development Association has been generously supported by the Ethiopian government and a number of international aid organizations including Canadian Feed the Children, Save the Children, USAID, Christian Childrens Fund of Canada, Oak Foundation, Banyan Tree Foundation, Munshen Fur Menshen, Bread for the World Protestant Agency Diakonial Development and the British Council. Visit our Donors Page to learn how you can work along with EDA for children, change and sustainable development in Ethiopia.


Success Stories

 Safe Migration 

In March 2022, the CSO community platform members in Wolaita Sodo held a community conversation on two thematic issues.  The Sodo platform established and supported by British Counsel's implementing partner Emmanuel Development Association (EDA) is comprised of migrants, prospective migrants, and community representatives who are working to bring out grassroots voices on issues of migration of management.  In the conversation, the platform members discussed ways of enhancing resilience through job creation in Wolaita Sodo to reduce irregular migration and ways to improve the operations of private employment agencies.  U


Visit our Success Stories page to read more about impoverished Ethiopians whose lives have been touched by EDA.

EDA Programs

Child Education and Protection


EDA WASH and Community Health


Environment and Agriculture


Livelihood and Youth


Community Building and CBO


EDA Community Health


Latest News

  • Addis Ababa Education Bureau

    የአማኑኤል የልማት ድርጅት የዋጋ ግምታቸው 638,680,00 ብር የሚያወጡ የመማሪያ ግብዓቶች ድጋፍ አደረገ፡፡   (ቀን መጋቢት 18/2016 ዓ.ም) የአማኑኤል የልማት ድርጅት የዋጋ ግምታቸው 638,680,00 ብር የሚያወጡ አስር 43 ኢንች ስማርት ቴሌቪዥን ፤ 140 ዋይት ቦርድ ፤ 50 እሽግ ማርከር ፤ 5 እሽግ የብሬል መጻፊያ ወረቀት እና 23 እሽግ ክላስተር የመማሪያ ግብዓት ለአቃቂ ቃሊቲ ክፍለከተማ ትምህርት ጽ/ቤት ድጋፍ አደረጓል፡፡ Read More:
  • Afghan Project Pictures

    EDA Afghan Office Different Pictures  EDA Afghan Office.                     CC to identify a problem mapping               Emergency Response               Education Program               Read More:
  • Donation of Biomedical Equipment for Health Facilities

    EDA has donated medical equipment’s for 10 Health Centers and 2 Hospitals in Oromo Special Zone of Amhara Region with the grant assistance of Children Believe.. The donation has been made to address the damaged and looted health facilities due to armed civil war and hostilities occurring in the region since few months ago. The donation mainly contains biomedical equipment’s of laboratory materials, electronics and biomechanical equipment’s of items with twenty types such as delivery coaches, delivery sets, patient beds, examination coaches, infusion stands, microscopes, stethoscopes, electrical vacuums, weighing scales, autoclaves and so on. Read More: