Poverty
Is An
Injustice

Millions of women and girls in rural Ethiopia struggle without the most basic life needs like clean drinking water and health care. Without an opportunity to overcome entrenched poverty, this cycle continues for generations.

Life in rural Africa requires resilience. Diseases spread through dirty drinking water ravage communities. The loss of a season's crops puts an entire family's safety net at risk. Harsh weather devastates food supplies. Our projects come together to support communities that not only survive, but thrive.

Glimmer's
Holistic Approach
Gets To The Roots Of Poverty

Building a Foundation of Resilience

We are working for a brighter future for Ethiopia. With the power of our integrated projects, we can delay the age of marriage for girls, support safer pregnancies and healthier babies, and foster thriving village economies. Ending entrenched poverty takes more than one school or one well—it takes a holistic approach that creates a network of lifesaving services.

Learn About Our Methodology
Water

Clean water changes daily life. Safe drinking water sustains health and wellbeing. Girls and women can pursue education and work instead of searching for water for hours each day.

Education

A quality education unleashes potential. Educated girls delay marriage and pregnancy. Children grow up empowered and inspire the next generation.

Health Care

Modern health care saves lives. Healthy women give birth to healthy babies. Families thrive with the promise of a healthy future. Communities thrive when freed from the burden of preventable diseases.

Microfinance

Small loans create reliable income. Women entrepreneurs create a path out of poverty for their family. Opportunity and confidence grows—allowing women and entire communities to flourish.

Everything Glimmer is, everything Glimmer represents is for women and girls. When we influence the lives of girls, we see radical change. When the voices of women are no longer silenced, we see momentous shifts in family, community and commerce. Through the empowerment and advancement of women, every single household and community is uplifted and improved.
—DONNA BERBER
   Glimmer CEO and Founder