Since 2005, Habitat’s partnership with Habitat Ethiopia has delivered significant impacts for vulnerable communities.

In the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Habitat is the only global NGO working in the slums. Together, with Habitat Ethiopia, we have served more than 6,000 families through healthy homes, eco stoves and access to water and sanitation facilities. Over the next three years our partnership will focus on the painstaking, challenging work of upgrading slums to improve the lives of hundreds more families through water and sanitation; community toilets and eco kitchens as well as upgrading pathways and building retaining walls to prevent flooding.

 Watch the video below to see the work that Habitat supports:

Key Statistics

  • For 12 years Habitat across Ireland have been supporting projects in Ethiopia

  • 6,000 people served through the Ethiopia Partnership

  • 90 percent of homes are in need of repair in urban areas

  • 70 percent of people do not have access to piped water

Habitat has a vital role to play for the people of Ethiopia… it was truly amazing to be a small link in the chain of their work.

Past Participant

The trip was one of the best experiences of my life. Seeing the happiness, hope and joy the partnership was bringing to homeowners was incredible.

Past Participant

This summer, join a team of students from across Ireland to support this life changing work. This is a unique opportunity to experience grassroots development and be inspired by the generosity of the Ethiopian people. Volunteers will:

SEE the shocking reality of poverty housing

SERVE families in need

SPEAK out for the cause of safe, decent housing when they return home


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