by CareEpilepsy


Empowering marginalised women and men living with epilepsy through income-generating and self-management skills for sustainable livelihoods through training and financial support and help them become an expert artisan in a specific craft.

total raised
monthly donors


Lack of knowledge about the causes of epilepsy has been associated with negative attitudes, beliefs, and stigma in the community, workplace, and schools. Epilepsy is mainly associated with evil spirit possession and believed to be contagious, therefore people will not employ a person with epilepsy. The stigma associated with epilepsy has hindered people with epilepsy to engage in employment and live a productive life.


People with epilepsy who will be enrolled in the programme will be economically self-sufficient. CareEpilepsy will provide raw materials for rug making and basket weaving, financial resources to start up their cooperatives after the training, financial literacy such as how to run a business, savings, bookkeeping, help launch their business and provide counselling to patients to help them develop self-esteem.

Long-Term Impact

People with epilepsy will 1) Realize that epilepsy isn't a curse and learn about practices to live well with epilepsy. 2) Become an expert artisan in a specific craft. 3) Develop self-esteem to realize their full potential and become a respected member of the society. 4) Learn the skills necessary to save, keep books and launch a business.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information


Location: Abbots Langley, Herts - United Kingdom
Website: https:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @care_epilepsy
Project Leader:
Enat Yewnetu
Herts, United Kingdom

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Ethiopia or in Economic Development that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.