Transforming the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in Ethiopia

We empower orphans, vulnerable children, and their families to end generational poverty.

Extreme poverty is the primary cause of the orphan crisis in Ethiopia.


Over 75 percent of Ethiopians live in multidimensional poverty, earning less than $2 a day. There are 4.5 million orphans in Ethiopia, and 70 percent are poverty orphans, meaning they have become orphans primarily due to extreme poverty.

Sustainable solutions allow families to stay together and thrive.


We work directly with impoverished families to keep them together by providing their most basic needs while working toward economic self-reliance and sustainability. We support children’s academic success while we offer their parents relational discipleship, economic empowerment and life skills training, counseling, and income generation opportunities.

Our Model

Through AJ Home and our Family Empowerment Program, we focus on four areas of impact in the lives of the children and families we serve.


We provide resources and tutoring to encourage students’ academic success.

Economic Empowerment

We equip children and families through weekly training sessions that provide a solid foundation for all of life.


We walk through life with the people we serve as we share God’s love intentionally, authentically, and relationally.

Social Support

We identify the specific needs of each child and family, and we develop clear action plans for growth.

What is Addis Jemari?

Learn more about our holistic, Christ-centered programs from our founders and board members as they share how we got started and how our work has developed over the years.

Today, we are serving more than 200 children, mothers, and fathers through our two programs. At AJ Home, we strive to create a true family for once orphaned and vulnerable teenage girls. Through our Family Empowerment Program, we work to keep families together through sustainable solutions, including life skills training and income generation opportunities.


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