However you define poverty, Ethiopia always finds itself at the bottom of the table as one of the poorest countries in the world. Exodus has two main groups to support here. The first is the Kindu Trust, a charity which helps disadvantaged children in Gondar, and the second is supporting a remote village school in the Simien Mountains.
Biggest achievement to date
Few children receive a healthy balanced diet, so to improve child nutrition Exodus works with the Kindu Trust in Gondar to provide at least one hot meal a day for each child that uses the Kindu Club centre. Exodus hopes to raise £1,200 each year to pay for these meals for underprivileged children.
Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains are a remote place to grow up, and many children struggle for the most basic schooling. Exodus sponsors an isolated school on route of our Simien Mountains trek, and our local and western leaders have helped build solid classroom walls and provide books and stationary. After one Exodus trekker returned from the trip, his wife and her knitting club also knitted warm jumpers for the children, which one of our leaders delivered on the next departure.
How You Can Help
Visit – come on one of Exodus’ Ethiopia holidays and you will get an opportunity to visit The Kindu Trust, where you can support the trust by buying handicrafts (such as jewellery or woven baskets) made by the adult members of the community.
Simien Mountains Trek Walking Holiday
Discover Ethiopia Cultural Holiday
Donate – send us any leftover Birr you may have, or donate online to help us raise funds for the schools.
Speak to a Supporter
You can contact our Exodus Project Manager Tom Harari.