Located in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is a land-locked country bordering Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya and Somalia. Approximately the size of Ontario, the country has a population of 100 million people—the second largest in all of Africa—comprised of wildly varied communities defined by ethnicity and religion. Although the economy is growing, Ethiopians still face a number of challenges. 30 percent of the population lives on less than $1.25 per day, and 80 percent lives in rural areas where many children forego their schooling to help their families at home. Great strides still need to be taken to ensure that all Ethiopians can access education, health care, nutritious food, clean water and economic opportunities.
WE’s work in Ethiopia is made possible by an exciting partnership with imagine1day, a Canadian-based charity and education-focused development organization that has been operating in Ethiopia since 2008. Together, the two organizations are joining forces to create a bright, impactful future, continuing to build on imagine1day’s work in Ethiopia and WE Charity’s sustainable impact in East Africa and the Horn of Africa.