Twenty years ago, Bekelech was a single mother who was unable to feed or educate her 4-year-old daughter. Her husband had been killed in the war and she could not find employment. Bekelech dreamed of opening a stall in the local market in her impoverished neighbourhood near Addis Ababa. She was accepted into the EDA family help program and provided with business training and a start up grant of 3,300 Bir ($115 US) for initial rent payments and to purchase the grains that she would sell. She worked hard to realize her goal and is proud of her achievements. Today, Bekelech is independent and financially stable. Her daughter was able to attend primary and secondary school and has recently graduated from university as an accountant. Bekelech recognizes the work that she put into her business, but she is also grateful for the help and support provided by EDA. “I wouldn’t be the kind of person I am today without EDA”. Visit our Success Stories page to read more about impoverished Ethiopians whose live have been touched by EDA.
Freedom Fund partner Emmanuel Development Association (EDA) is a frontline organisation in our Ethiopia hotspot. EDA seeks to raise awareness of safer migration, engage and build the capacity of local institutions to better address and prevent human trafficking, provide job training and support to women looking to work within Ethiopia, and assist aspiring migrant workers to comply with legal requirements for migration.
A tripartite agreement between Akaki Health office, CCRDA, and EDA signed to collaborate for the emergency response for the current pandemic Covid-19 response. Five woredas marginalized community in the sub-city got the distribution of sanitary materials.
Emmanuel Development Association has donated 375,000.00 ETB for COVID-19 Prevention. moreover emergency support provided in collaboration with Child Believe (Member of Child Fund Alliance) for sponsored children, parents and vulnerable community. Read More: