VISION TRIP TO ETHIOPIA

An estimated 5 million children are orphaned in Ethiopia. There are 2.7 million children with special needs living in orphanages in Ethiopia. More than 40% of all children in the country are malnourished, and only half the population has access to safe drinking water.

Travel to Ethiopia

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THE COUNTRY

AGCI HISTORY

Over a decade of experience advocating for vulnerable children in Ethiopia has revealed how a lack of resources, lack of access to education, corruption, poverty, and misguided policies have perpetuated the cycle of the orphan on a national level. Our commitment to serving orphans in Ethiopia began in 2007 as an accredited adoption agency, and our Ethiopia adoption program united over 600 children with their forever families! When we could no longer ensure an ethical adoption process in Ethiopia, we remained committed to addressing the orphan crisis by preventing the need for adoption in the first place. From the beginning, our holistic approach has stretched beyond the adoption realm, but we have progressively built initiates that work together to target the primary causes of the cycle of poverty in order to create lasting change and successful independence for orphans in Ethiopia.

AGCI TODAY

AGCI’s commitment to serving the orphans of Ethiopia has included the following initiatives:

• Provided education sponsorship for over 700 children, ensuring essential support for them to remain in school and within their families.

• Issued over 500 micro-business loans, which help to stabilize single parent families in crisis by building skills and confidence, and giving single mothers’ the resources to create their own sustainable businesses.

• Provided elevated care for over 650 children through our holistic care model at our Hannah’s Hope home.

• Provided over 130,760 vulnerable families with critical support services through the construction of daycares, school facilities, and community centers.

• Provided regular financial contributions, human resources, and support to government orphanages in every major region of Ethiopia.

ABOUT ETHIOPIA

We have compiled an overview of Ethiopia covering history, food, weather, holidays – even a recipe to try and useful phrases to learn before your trip!

YOUR TRIP

DOWNLOAD SAMPLE AGENDA

This day by day agenda displays the typical schedule for the group on a Vision Trip to Ethiopia.

DOWNLOAD SAFETY INFO

Print and keep this important information which includes safety travel tips and emergency communication plans.

PARTNERS AND STAFF

STRONGER TOGETHER

AGCI works with a number of in-country partners, staff, institutions and organizations as we strive to improve the future for Ethiopia’s orphans and vulnerable children.  This document will help you understand the landscape, duties and mission of each of these partners.   DOWNLOAD PARTNER OVERVIEW

Our vision is to empower local leaders to intervene for the 8 million children living in institutions worldwide and create more paths to family and independence.