WEEMA International

Established in 2011, WEEMA International is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit nongovernmental organization working in southwestern Ethiopia. Our mission is empower Ethiopian communities through clean water access, education, economic opportunity and health care - all driven by local champions and community collaboration. The word weema has great meaning in the local dialect where our work initiated. It means something all encompassing, as well as conveys an expression of optimism, hope, and wholeness. "WEEMA" also represents our organization's major thematic areas: Water, Education, Economic Empowerment, Medical care, Alliance. Many Ethiopians do not have access to some of the basic ...
Help Selam and Mihret become midwives
Selam and Mihret are currently in their second year the Hamlin College of Midwives. Founded in 2007, this college is affiliated with the famous Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and provides 4 years of rigorous clinical training. After graduation, Selam and Mihret will return home to serve their rural communities. Each scholarship is $4000 per student per year. Please help support their education! project reportread updates from the field
Empower Women and Save Lives through Cookstoves
Adoption of high efficiency cookstoves can save lives, empower women, and improve the environment. WEEMA International will train 4 local cookstove associations on methods to make the Gonzye stove, an insulated fire stove made from clay, as well as purchase over 300 stoves for local distribution to our women's groups. This large stove order will bring much needed money to the associations, help with marketing, and have a direct positive impact on the female stove recipients and their families. project reportread updates from the field
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