A country of great opportunity


Ethiopia's recent economic growth and strides in poverty reduction are remarkable. But there is much work yet to be done. It remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Most of the people live in the rural countryside and millions still live without the most basic services like clean water and health care. The progress to date and the commitment of the people create an opportunity to create amazing impact.

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Explore Glimmer’s completed projects. From essential income and health support to clean water wells to libraries and schools, our work is bringing comprehensive change to rural villages across Ethiopia.

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2022 Annual Report
Glimmer brings together community-led, holistic solutions that work to end poverty in rural Ethiopia. This year, we equipped farmers with tools to combat a ... 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
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