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.
"Weema" is a beautiful word from the local Ethiopia dialect meaning “hope” or to become “whole” or “fulfilled.”
It is also an acronym representing our projects, our comprehensive approach and what we believe in-
WATER, EDUCATION, ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT, MEDICAL CARE and ALLIANCE.
The “A” for alliance is the anchor of our work- that is, partnership with the communities we serve. We listen carefully, strengthen existing systems, nurture local talent, and are guided by community feedback.