Self-sufficiency provides security and hope
Outreach Ethiopia has been working with the children and elderly in the small rural town of Weledi in Ethiopia to create jobs, income, social capital, and food security since 2005.
Our next big initiative is to create a sustainable community with aeroponic and aquaculture fish farming. Watch our video to learn more about Outreach Ethiopia and our new initiative.
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We are making lasting change in Weledi, Ethiopia
It started in 2005. We provided financial and management assistance to the people of Weledi to construct a bridge which was destroyed in a flash flood. We discovered there were 160 orphaned and vulnerable children in Weledi. We also found out it was common to find children living on their own as head of the household.
In November 2009 our group travelled to Weledi. Our mission was to determine the best method for us to assist these children. Through our research we prayerfully determined the best way to help them was to provide for their basic needs and educate them so they have the opportunity to help themselves.
We began the initial funding for Outreach Ethiopia and started providing food, clothing, educational materials and a savings program for each child’s future. We also believe the health of their community is important in order for them to thrive. So we began teaching the community life skills. We believe through social and life skills training we can strengthen the community’s problem solving abilities.
Outreach Ethiopia, in collaboration with ORDA Ethiopia, has implemented several initiatives in the community since 2010 and has plans to add additional initiatives in the future. We have faith that God can build great things from this small village. Our prayer is that by helping one community bring themselves out of a poverty, the people in that community will then be able to help others causing a chain reaction that can spread God’s love throughout Ethiopia and the world.
The mission of Outreach Ethiopia is to provide opportunities for the most vulnerable people in Weledi, Ethiopia to improve their lives and community and break the cycle of poverty.
Outreach Ethiopia fulfills its mission by meeting the basic needs of the vulnerable, providing educational support, establishing essential infrastructure, and developing a sustainable community that promotes an improved way of life for the entire community.
Outreach Ethiopia’s vision is to see the most vulnerable in Weledi, Ethiopia become self-sufficient and thrive.
Our tagline sums it up.
Outreach Ethiopia is helping people, help themselves.
We DO NOT believe poverty is ended through charity, but we DO believe it can end through opportunity. Outreach Ethiopia provides this opportunity to thrive instead of just survive.
At Outreach Ethiopia, we firmly believe that education is the key to breaking free from poverty. With the ability to read, write, and do math, individuals can pursue successful careers or even start their own businesses. By empowering just one person to overcome poverty, we are also breaking the cycle for future generations.
Our Core Values
Outreach Ethiopia pursues its mission through our commitment to:
- Transformational Development that is community-based, sustainable and expandable with a focus on addressing the needs of vulnerable children and elderly.
- Faithful Stewardship of God’s resources. We recognize our resources are not ours but a sacred responsibility governed by God’s authority and entrusted to us by generous donors on behalf of the people of Weledi, Ethiopia.
- Empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
- Servant Leadership that is practiced through empathy, selflessness and commitment towards others.