July 2015

Summer Art Workshop

On Wednesday 1 July, two artists from Argentinian NGO Little Big Worlds travelled to Addis Ababa, to host a free art workshop to the children in our Youth Centre.

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June 2015

Giving back in Gulele

It’s 9am on a chilly Friday, and ten women are squashed into a small room at our office, rifling through bags of items that they each have perched on their laps. The bags contain bandages, antiseptic, gauze, paracetamol, soap, antibiotics, gloves and emergency drugs. These are Home Based Care Kits, and the women are volunteer carers, who walk each day on foot to care for 30 critically ill beneficiaries in the local area of Gulele.

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June 2015

HFC has a new home in Addis!

The HFC country team have just moved into a beautiful new office, just down the road from our old compound. The office is located in an area called Shiromeda, in the foothills of the city. This area is where the majority of our beneficiaries live, so we are located well within the community we support.

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May 2015

Mariamawit Represents HFC in Kenya

At the end of April, Maria Tassew, the passionate Project Coordinator of HFC’s anti-trafficking project, was invited to attend a workshop in Nairobi to discuss regional migration.

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February 2015

Women and Child Livelihood program - The Self Help Group approach

In early August, a number of HFC staff visited the “Siklit” (Success) Self Help Group. These groups are one of our core livelihood intervention strategies for women in Addis Ketema who are at risk of migration. The approach is based on the principle of collective savings and loans with the objective of economic, social and political empowerment. 

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