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Tercha Village

This Southern Ethiopian village has small markets and mud hut “coffee shops” lining its dusty roads. Its location in a lowland area means that the community is especially susceptible to waterborne diseases. While there is great need in the village, the people of Tercha are full of hope.

Population
15,000
Location
Southern Region
located in the southwest corner of Ethiopia
Village Life
Livestock
Coffee Shops
Small Markets

Why We Chose Tercha

When we arrived in Tercha, we found an area that has been growing steadily without the infrastructure needed to support such a population increase. Unclean drinking water, poorly equipped medical facilities and dilapidated schools were daily problems facing the community.

The nearest hospital, which serves more than half a million people from the surrounding areas, had no clean water. It was clear that Tercha needed help to break its cycle of poverty. See our progress.

Life in Tercha

Deep in the lush lowlands of Southern Ethiopia lies the isolated village of Tercha. Though deeply impoverished, the community is abuzz with activity. Children gather for impromptu soccer matches, donkeys haul water and materials from place to place, and villagers celebrate special occasions with singing and dancing. 

Dusty dirt roads, livestock and small markets are found throughout the village, which has grown to more than 15,000 inhabitants in just 10 years.

August 4, 2016

Emergency Delivery Saves Mother and Son

In a rural village, Tarikua, a mother of six, awoke to signs of labor and immediately began to experience complications. After a difficult night, she was carried to the closest health clinic. The baby was in breech and Tarikua... Continue Reading


August 30, 2015

A Healthy Start in Tercha

Glimmer’s team recently met Meseret, a mother who delivered at the Tercha Hospital Maternity Ward and then brought her three-day-old child into the Pediatric Ward. She told us, “I am very happy, not only for myself, but also... Continue Reading


April 2, 2015

Kristen and Jeff Visit Tercha

Kristen and Jeff, two of Glimmer’s dedicated supporters, witnessed a thriving hospital community during their visit to Tercha Village. With a separate Maternity Ward and Pediatric Ward, women and children are receiving... Continue Reading


January 5, 2015

Community Prepares for Tercha Pediatric Ward to Open

We are excited to report that the new Pediatric Ward in Tercha is almost ready to open its doors. Our partners and the community members are putting the final touches on the rooms that will soon provide children in Tercha... Continue Reading


February 28, 2014

New Pediatric Ward Takes Shape

The new pediatric ward in Tercha is rising from the ground before our eyes! We broke ground and began construction late last fall and since then we’ve seen this amazing new space begin to take shape. After excavating the site,... Continue Reading


August 28, 2013

Hope for Children in Tercha

The hospital in Tercha serves approximately half a million people from the surrounding areas. When the Glimmer team visited the hospital, we found that all patients are housed in one large room. This means that malnourished... Continue Reading


August 1, 2013

Maternity Ward Opens Its Doors

We are excited to announce that the maternity ward is now open and benefitting women and newborn children in Tercha! In the first month, 51 babies were delivered in the new ward. The dedicated space means that healthy, pregnant... Continue Reading


SUPPORT OUR WORK IN TERCHA

This year, Glimmer will continue our work in Tercha, building a much-needed pediatric ward at the Tercha Hospital. We are immensely grateful to the Greene Family for championing fundraising efforts for Tercha! See our goals for the year and check out the fundraising campaigns in support of this work.

Goal:

$885,000

Status:

$612,537

Raised for this phase of work in Tercha Village

Completed Campaigns For Tercha Village

Our gratitude goes out to our past supporters!

Hope for Tercha
Jeff Greene
$500,120.53
Hope for Children in Tercha
Johanna Thornblad
$35,521.43
Hope for the Women of Tercha
Kristen
$175,726.83
Hope for Children
Kristen
$111,086.09
WithEthiopia - Let There Be Hope in Tercha
Jeff Greene
$69,588.73
WithEthiopia School Block
Jill Martin
$54,000.08
Jenner's Maternity Ward Fundraiser
Jenner
$14,854
Jewelry for Hope
Kristen
$15,896
Balbalika Cooperación
Balbalika Cooperación
$100
Running for Hope
Kristen
$18,000
Water is Life in Tercha
Johanna Thornblad
$19,441.84
Water is Hope
Kristen
$14,413.65
The Legacy of Tiny Mighty - In honor of our boys
MarkandSophie
$7,958
Pediatric Care for the Children of Tercha
Philippe Vertriest
$6,000
A Positive Change for the People of Tercha
Nick Yohannes
$350
Mothers Loving Mothers
Jasmine-Julian Johnson
$4,271
Bosse 70-år
Bosse_The Choir Master
$10,450
MSSB Lake Oswego Well Campaign 2010
Jeff Greene
$4,750
Reserve Golf Club: Water for Tercha 2010 - 2011
George Greene
$4,777
Laura is "Running for Hope"
Kristen
$3,443
Friends of the Fashana Family
Jeff Greene
$3,540.57
DENVER, CO is Running for Hope
Kristen
$1,585
Katy is Running for Hope
Kristen
$1,050
Kristin is Running for Hope
Kristen
$2,145
Tara is Running For Hope
Kristen
$1,275
Jenne is Running for Hope
Kristen
$725.01
Anna, Emily & Greg are Running for Hope
Kristen
$1,150
Alyssa is Running For Hope
Kristen
$1,760
In honor of Rebeka Elle
Hannah Brownlee
$270
Tercha Girl
dollybereket
$330
Nicole is Running for Hope
Kristen
$1,115
Supporting the mothers of Tercha
motheringgrace
$70
Birthday Wish for Hope
Kristen
$475
No more "Lucky" orphans
Jenica Jacobsen
$100
Happy Birthday Annie!
Kristen
$98
Merry Christmas Ethiopia 2011
rebeccagregerson
$900
Keira's Birthday Wish
Kristen
$540
Happy Birthday Joey!
Kristen
$1,000
The Reedster's Hope for Children Campaign
cynthiakreed
$1,125
Meeker Elementary "Walk for Hope"
JenniferBeck
$2,178.17
Scott is Running for Hope
Kristen
$675
Bunco Night!
Kristen
$895
Chris is Running for Hope
Kristen
$531
Jill is Running for Hope
Kristen
$737.50
Ethiopian Hair Care Workshop!
Jill Martin
$320
Amharic Language Workshop
Jill Martin
$295
Amy is Running for Hope
Kristen
$235
Deborah is Running for Hope
Kristen
$500
Fiona is Running for Hope
Kristen
$100
Cindy is Running for Hope
Kristen
$720
We Love Mrs Murphy!
Kristen
$580
Adam is Running for Hope
Kristen
$225
Clay is Running for Hope
Kristen
$225
Leo is Running for Hope
Kristen
$285
Jake's Birthday Wish
Kristen
$305
We Love Miss Jaques!
Kristen
$155
Showering Hope on Ethiopia
Kristen
$340