ACHIEVEMENTS

ABOUT

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

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

  • 2,000 women in self help groups
  • 70 beekeepers trained in modern techniques
  • Formed 3 honey cooperatives 
  • 58 potters trained to make clean cookstoves
  • Raised community awareness for people living with disabilities 

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
  • 4 high school upgrades
  • Pilot program with digital learning
  • Art and sport supplies delivered 

MEDICAL

  • 2,000 people cured from cataract blindness
  • 40 solar lights installed in delivery rooms
  • 36 health workers taught Essential Newborn Care
  • 5 women trained at Hamlin College of Midwives
  • Cataract work received national recognition as "best practice"

ALLIANCE

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