Resilience, Now More Than Ever
In 2019, we saw important progress for some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. Glimmer enabled over 100,000 people across nine different ... Read More
Glimmer’s Response to COVID-19
The world is facing extreme challenges, the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetimes. During these uncertain times, Glimmer’s top priority ... Read More
When his income doubles, farmer sees the benefits of sustainable agriculture
Mewucha lives on a small piece of land in his rural Ethiopian village. But without training or supplies, he was unable to use this ... Read More
Workie Turns Garlic Into Prosperity For Her Family
Workie, a 38-year-old woman living in rural Libo Kemkem, Ethiopia, dropped out of 10th grade and became a mother before she turned 18. After ... Read More
Breaking Barriers for Women in Rural Ethiopia
In rural Ethiopia, opportunities for women to make a living and be financially independent are extremely limited. As a single mother, Tadilo struggled year ... Read More
Glimmer Announces New CEO
Glimmer’s founder and CEO, Donna Berber, is stepping down from her day-to-day role and appointing Alicyn Yarbrough as incoming CEO. Berber will remain active ... Read More
Poverty in Medebay Zana Ran Deep, But So Did the Potential for Progress
In partnership with the IKEA Foundation, Glimmer is halfway through a five-year focus on this remote Ethiopian community. Once-struggling families are transforming their daily ... Read More
Opportunities Arise for Genet
Genet is a teenager living with her family in rural Medebay Zana. She attended primary school in her village, but like in most of ... Read More
Zeid Emerges as a Businesswoman
Before Glimmer’s arrival in Medebay Zana, Ethiopia, Zeid had limited opportunities to earn a living in this extremely remote and poor community. Like most ... Read More
Helmsley Charitable Trust Reinvests in Glimmer with $8 Million Grant
Glimmer is launching a new project with support from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to reduce poverty and improve long-term ... Read More
Wahid's Dairy Business Brings Success and Stability
In rural Ethiopia, a reliable income can be difficult to come by, especially for women. At age 41, Wahid faced the additional challenge of ... Read More
Helmsley Charitable Trust Awards $5 Million to Glimmer
Glimmer will implement a new, integrated program in rural Ethiopia with a grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, a leading foundation with a focus ... Read More