Ethiopia

is a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa, and the second-largest populated country in Africa. Ethiopia is divided in to nine regions, and Glimmer works to transform villages in the four most populated regions.

Amhara

Amhara is located in the northwestern part of Ethiopia. It is home to Lake Tana, Ethiopia's largest lake and the source of the Blue Nile. 85% of the region's population is engaged in agriculture.

Bahir Dar

Oromia

Oromia is located in south-central Ethiopia and dominated by highlands. Farmers here produce 50% of the coffee in Ethiopia. With 26.5 million residents, it is by far the most populated region.

Finfinnee

Southern

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' (often shortened SNNP or Southern) is home to more than 45 indigenous ethnic groups. Farmers in this lush, green region in southern Ethiopia produce 44% of the country's coffee.

Awasa

Tigray

Tigray is located in the northern part of Ethiopia, where the population is most dense. The region has been plagued by a severe drought for the last several years, posing a substantial challenge to residents, 83% of whom are farmers.

Mekele
Amhara

Amhara is located in the northwestern part of Ethiopia. It is home to Lake Tana, Ethiopia's largest lake and the source of the Blue Nile. 85% of the region's population is engaged in agriculture.

Oromia

Oromia is located in south-central Ethiopia and dominated by highlands. Farmers here produce 50% of the coffee in Ethiopia. With 26.5 million residents, it is by far the most populated region.

Southern

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' (often shortened SNNP or Southern) is home to more than 45 indigenous ethnic groups. Farmers in this lush, green region in southern Ethiopia produce 44% of the country's coffee.

Tigray

Tigray is located in the northern part of Ethiopia, where the population is most dense. The region has been plagued by a severe drought for the last several years, posing a substantial challenge to residents, 83% of whom are farmers.

Quick Facts

Population:
17.2
Million
( 2007 census)
Area:
59,733
Square Miles
( roughly the size of Georgia )
Capital City:

Bahir Dar

Quick Facts

Population:
26.9
Million
( 2007 census)
Area:
109,086
Square Miles
( twice the size of Nevada )
Capital City:

Finfinne

Quick Facts

Population:
14.9
Million
( 2007 census)
Area:
40,883
Square Miles
( roughly the size of Kentucky )
Capital City:

Awassa

Quick Facts

Population:
4.3
Million
( 2007 census)
Area:
15,988
Square Miles
( roughly half the size of South Carolina )
Capital City:

Mekele

Amhara Villages


This bustling north-central Ethiopian town has one main street, a muddy river and many modest houses with crooked little doorways angled sociably toward each other. Now, the people of Robit have clean water, a new health center where babies are delivered and an opportunity for every child to go to school.
Residents in Burbax spend long days farming the land to produce food for their families. Despite daily hardships, the people of Burbax are hopeful and incredibly welcoming, and village residents are nationally famous for their musical talents.
This rugged but bright farming community is home to more than 5,500 residents. The people of Girargie spend their days herding animals and tending rocky fields to grow vegetables such as peppers, cabbage and onions.
The Villages of Gondar are made up of 10 farming communities nestled near the shores of Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake and the source of the Blue Nile.

Oromia Villages


Rivers and streams wind through Shoa’s plains, bringing farming resources as well as waterlogging challenges to its 50,000 plus residents.

Southern Villages


Dube Bute is a vibrant, rural community in Southern Ethiopia that relies heavily on livestock as a primary source of food and income. Though the village itself is spread across miles of hills and valleys, the community comes together in the bustling town center.
Located in the verdant plains, this village is rich with banana and berry trees and small springs and creeks. Unfortunately, these springs are often contaminated with waste and bacteria, making clean water projects essential for Chuko.
Isolated in the lush lowlands, Tercha has small markets and mud hut “coffee shops” lining its dusty roads. The village has seen steady population growth without the support of a stable village infrastructure. Unclean drinking water, poorly equipped medical facilities and dilapidated schools were daily problems facing the community.

Tigray Villages


This quiet mountain village is home to a warm, resilient people whose main source of livelihood is agriculture. Women in Senale once had to hike up and down dangerous trails to gather water for their families, and children went to school in poorly lit stick huts.
Residents of this mountainous town located in the arid Tigray region faced a daily struggle for clean water. With no water sources in the village, women and girls face a 45-minute walk each way to collect dirty water that is contaminated with animal waste.
Surrounded by gorgeous, rocky landscape, the Villages of AdiKeyh are home to more than 22,000 people. In this farming community, villagers fight the dusty, dry climate to maintain crops including tomatoes, cabbage, apples and avocados.