A Year of Progress in Gumer
In 2023, Glimmer launched a project in Gumer, a community nestled in the fertile highlands of southern Ethiopia. Working in partnership with the community, ... Read More
"Giving Up Isn't A Solution"
Through targeted initiatives, Glimmer is working toward a future where education is accessible and valued for all girls. In Ethiopia’s Oromia region, Glimmer-supported girls’ ... Read More
The Rise of Women in Rural Banking
Eight years ago, Mesera was struggling to make ends meet for her growing family. Today, she's a thriving business owner and community leader. Her ... Read More
Recover, Regenerate, Act: Food Systems Transformation in Africa
Earlier this month, I represented Glimmer at the Africa Food Systems Forum (formerly AGRF). The forum, the largest to date, saw hundreds of stakeholders gathered in Dar ... Read More
Cultivating Change: Women Lead the Way in Regenerative Agriculture
Women play a pivotal role in smallholder farming in Ethiopia, making up nearly half of the agriculture workforce. Despite this, women often have less ... Read More
$4.8 Million Investment to Build Resilience in Community of 50,000 in Rural Ethiopia
Helmsley Charitable Trust expands partnership with Glimmer Read More
Through uncertainty, Derartu’s entrepreneurial spirit shines
At 21, Derartu finished her education and set out to start her career. A few months later, the Covid pandemic closed off jobs across ... Read More
Girls break barriers to staying in school
In rural Ethiopia, child marriage and stigma around menstruation can prevent girls from continuing their education. According to UNICEF, many girls drop out before ... Read More
Returning to Ethiopia
With all the challenges of the past few years, I have not been to Ethiopia since late 2019. There is nothing like being there ... Read More
Update on Emergency Relief Efforts
Over the past two years, conflict and instability in Tigray has expanded further into Afar and Amhara regions, displacing millions of Ethiopians. In 2021, ... Read More