Working across 4 cities in Ethiopia, our partner Ellilta-Women At Risk (E-WAR) provides the means for women to gain meaningful employment and escape the trap of a dangerous lifestyle. They run a number of programs designed to address the rehabilitation of women working on the streets, preventative education to vulnerable youth and raise awareness.
In a country renowned for extreme poverty, E-WAR is not providing ‘charity’ but is equipping women with the skills to go from poverty to prosperity through new employment opportunities. They have the choice of training in a range of areas from food technology, to hairdressing, to soap or scarf making amongst others.
On a continent where HIV/AIDS is at an epidemic level, E-WAR is addressing the needs of a particularly vulnerable group – commercial sex workers – and in so doing is contributing to the reduction of the spread of HIV/AIDS. The project has already replicated itself once, and with the right support should be able to serve other towns and cities in Ethiopia – it could also serve as a model for other nations in Africa.
CRED Foundation has a long-standing relationship with E-WAR acting as donor, consultant, advisor and friend, and the success of Ellilta-Women At Risk is in no small part due to those who’ve donated to Cred through the years.
Find out more about CRED Foundation's with E-War here.