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
A New School Changes Genet’s Path
Genet and her older sister Tsilat grew up playing together. They were doted on by their siblings and parents, and each attended the nearby ... Read More
Women of Kibirto
For generations, rural Ethiopians have delivered at home, a practice that has contributed to one of the highest national maternal mortality rates in the ... Read More
Food Security for Letebrihan
Glimmer’s irrigation projects brought year-round water to family farms to support sustainable income growth and nutrition. Read More
Alsa's Beauty Salon
In busy, rural community in Medebay Zana, Alsa tests the heat of the straightening iron as her client looks through the hair styles on ... Read More
The First Day of School
Little tables, short colorful chairs, games and flashcards decorate the inside of Ms. Genet’s classroom. Soon, the seats will be filled by five and ... Read More
A New Day For Wereqet
Wereqet struggled to to find a job in Ethiopia, where most opportunities are typically reserved for men. A loan from Glimmer set her on ... Read More