We take a holistic approach. Glimmer brings together the lifesaving projects needed to lift communities out of poverty in rural Ethiopia. Our livelihoods, education and health projects create a powerful force for change. Learn more about our work.
We listen first. Glimmer works in partnership with the Ethiopian people to support the country’s own development goals and create sustainable change together.
We promise high return on your donation. 100% of every dollar goes directly to projects in the field. All operating costs are covered by an endowment. With Glimmer, your investment goes farther and creates the most impact. Donate today.
We have deep grassroots expertise in Ethiopia. Our long-term investment since 2000 means we are deeply knowledgeable about how to impact change in Ethiopia. We know the ecosystem of need and we eliminate bureaucracy through our established relationships at every level. We work from the ground up and we stay in our communities until the work is done. Explore our projects.
We pioneer solutions to the biggest challenges facing rural communities. Glimmer looks for the opportunities to bring about the deepest, most effective impacts. In rural Ethiopia, that starts with women and girls who carry the greatest burden of poverty. When we saw girls dropping out at the start of high school, we piloted girls’ clubs to overcome challenges with staying in school while menstruating. We have learned that mothers determine the outcome for their children. Supporting women with stable income opportunities puts food on the table, and providing health care access for every stage of motherhood results in thriving families. See our case study on the impact in one village five years after our work.