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
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
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