MISSION:  To empower Ethiopian communities through clean water access, education, economic opportunity and health care – all driven by local leadership and community collaboration.


WEEMA believes in holistic, community-led development that includes close collaboration with local governments and grassroots community groups.  We take a bottoms up approach through community leadership, women's participation and local champions. We also work on strengthening systems to improve water access, medical care, education, and economic opportunity in order to meet basic human needs. 

VISION:  To live in a world where every person has access to the basic necessities for human survival and dignity.


  1.  Act with integrity
  2.  Be responsible and responsive
  3.  Strengthen existing systems, nurture local talent, and be guided by community feedback
  4.  Respect local culture and traditions
  5.  Attain sustainability