Partners in the Horn of Africa works in Ethiopia, the largest country in the "Horn of Africa", focusing on the areas of greatest need --- infrastructure improvement, health & welfare and women’s anti-poverty projects. We are a non-denominational, registered Canadian charity.
We use a unique operating model for aid to developing countries:
* 100% of all donations go directly to aid projects in Ethiopia. None of your donation goes to advertising (we don't do any), commissions (we don't pay any) or mailing, travel, credit card fees or administrative expenses (our Director's and private foundations pay these along with donating their time and expertise).
* Our African Partner (usually an indigenous charity or a village) is required to contribute 15 to 20% of project costs
* We focus our work in the more remote areas of the country that are often ignored by other NGO’s.
We invite you to learn more about Partners and Ethiopia on our website (www.partnersinthehorn.org). With the help of our donors and partners, we are all making a difference in the Horn of Africa.
About Partners in the Horn of Africa (www.partnersinthehorn.org)
Partners in the Horn of Africa favours small scale projects which are within reach of the local volunteer groups we work with and who are required to contribute towards the costs. Partners' projects typically involve building medical and educational facilities or footbridges across rivers that are impassable in the rainy season. In the drought prone areas of the country we dig shallow wells and protect fresh water springs…essential in a country like Ethiopia where less than 25% of the population has access to clean water.
Partners is also involved in non-construction projects. In Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Partners and its local "Partners" operate group homes for children whose parents were lost to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Partners also runs programs to make older orphans and caregivers employable. We also are heavily involved in micro financing of marginalized women, loaning them the money to fund a small business so that they may earn a decent income.