WEEMA INTERNATIONAL

EMPOWERING ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITIES

 
 
 

 

Holistic, community-led development.

Imagine a world without extreme poverty.  A world where everyone has access to clean water, quality education, economic opportunity and adequate healthcare. And a world where development and change is led by communities themselves.

That is the world WEEMA envisions.

Join us.

 

 

WHAT WE DO

ABOUT

Our mission is to empower Ethiopian communities through clean water access, education, economic opportunity and health care – all driven by local leadership and community collaboration.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

  • 1,000 women in self help groups
  • 70 beekeepers trained in modern techniques
  • 58 potters trained to make clean cookstoves

WATER

  • 60,000 people with clean water
  • Constructed 24 miles of new pipeline
  • Built 19 new water points
  • Repaired 3 old systems
  • Replaced 2 water pumps

EDUCATION

  • 800 students in 3 new kindergartens
  • 1 public library
  • 1 high school upgrade
  • Pilot program with digital learning
  • Art and sport supplies delivered 

MEDICAL

  • 1,000 people cured from cataract blindness
  • 39 solar lights installed in delivery rooms
  • 36 health workers taught Essential Newborn Care
  • 5 women trained at Hamlin College of Midwives

ALLIANCE

  • 96% of WEEMA staff are in-country
  • Partner with local, state and regional government
  • Committed to community-led development