In this section

Habitat Ethiopia supports families to become more resilient; empowering them to break the cycle of poverty.

30 years ago today, the BBC broadcast the harrowing report about famine in Ethiopia, bringing it to the world’s attention. 

Today, hunger remains reality for too many low-income and vulnerable families in Ethiopia. Those affected by leprosy are particularly hard hit. 

Many of you have seen how Habitat Ethiopia supports families to become more resilient; empowering them to break the cycle of poverty. We build healthy homes, install eco-stoves and improve access to water and sanitation. We train communities to welcome the vulnerable, such as people affected by leprosy. We encourage the Ethiopian government to implement pro-poor polices which will reach many more people in need. 

For many families their simple home is a place to start a small business or grow crops in the garden. Improved health means less sick days, from school or work. Family life becomes more stable and sustainable. Food security increases. Hunger becomes a thing of the past. 

In recent years, Habitat Ethiopia has served more than 5,000 people thanks to support from YOU, the people of Northern Ireland. 5,000 people who now have a more hopeful future. 

But, famine and hunger are not confined to history. We will not stop until they are. Will you join us? DONATE what you can today.

Keep up to date with the latest Habitat NI projects and news!