We work with local partners and the most vulnerable communities in Addis Ababa and Eastern Ethiopia to empower children and their families to lead a healthy, dignified life through a range of education, health and livelihood initiatives.
Underpinning all of our work is a belief in strong communities and human potential.


Ethiopia is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa with a rapidly growing population of more than 91 million people. Despite its rich heritage and recent economic progress, Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 173rd out of 189 countries on the UN Human Development Index.

Ethiopia today is a country still faced with widespread poverty and lack of opportunity for its people, especially the young.

† Source: Worldbank.org

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It’s Monday morning at 9am, and around 60 children are lining up excitedly outside the HFC office. There is a long line of both boys and girls snaking along the length of the building, punctuated by many sets of beady eyes and eager smiles.

Our anti-trafficking program is based in Addis Ababa’s commercial centre – Addis Ketema. Here’s a snap from above of one of the bustling market streets!

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