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Ethiopia

Hotspot start date: July 2015

In Ethiopia, the Freedom Fund is investing in local groups in Addis Ababa and in the Amhara region to support women and girls who are most likely to migrate to the Middle East for domestic work.

The Ethiopia hotspot program aims to develop the skills and knowledge needed to migration in a safer manner and/or to develop economic alternatives to migration through self-help groups and vocational training.

Local community and spiritual leaders are active participants in the hotspot activities and are supported to take the lead in making migration safer in their communities. Returnees are also supported with their psychosocial and other needs and included in the other activities of the hotspot.

Read the Ethiopia Hotspot 2017 Annual Report.

Read the Ethiopia Hotspot 2017 Midterm Report.

Our impact as of June 2018

LIVES IMPACTED 93,871
GRADUATES OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING 1,606
COST PER PERSON $42
MICRO-ENTERPRISES STARTED 1,171
Total Invested$4.28m

Metric

Total

Lives impacted

Number of active, regular participants of programs supported by the Freedom Fund. Includes members of community vigilance committees, self-help groups, individuals rescued from slavery, and those given educational, psychosocial or income generation services. Excludes those provided with one-time information.

93,871

Total invested

Total funds invested in hotspot programs since the Freedom Fund’s inception.

$4.28m

Cost per person

Average cost of community interventions per active, regular participant. Excludes grants made to partners working indirectly, e.g. at international policy level or for research and evaluation purposes. Excludes grants made for research and evaluation purposes.

$42

Community freedom groups supported

Number of active, local groups, including community vigilance committees and self-help savings and loans groups, formed or supported by Freedom Fund partners.

854

At-risk children in school

Number of previously out-of-school children in slavery-affected communities now enrolled in formal or informal education as a result of Freedom Fund support.

186

Graduates of vocational training

Number of slavery survivors or highly vulnerable individuals completing vocational training courses provided or referred by Freedom Fund partners.

1,606

Micro-enterprises started

Number of slavery survivors or highly vulnerable individuals who have started micro-enterprises as a result of Freedom Fund support

1,513

Individuals accessing social & legal services

Number of individuals provided with social and legal services by Freedom Fund partners. These services help slavery survivors recover from mental trauma as well as provide at-risk individuals with legal protection and options for recourse.

30,900

Media stories

Number of media stories about slavery and trafficking that can be attributed to the Freedom Fund or its partners’ efforts to generate attention to the issue.

4

See more global metrics.


OUR PARTNERS

AGAR Ethiopia Charitable Society
Association for Forced Migrants
Bethsaida Restoration Development Association
Beza Posterity Development Organisation
Emmanuel Development Association
Forum on Sustainable Child Empowerment
Hope for Children
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (research partner)
Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development
Mission for Community Development Program
Netsebrak Reproductive Health and Social Development Organisation
Organization for Prevention Rehabilitation and Integration of Female Street Children
Professional Alliance for Development
Ratson Women, Youth and Children Development Program (capacity building)
GAATW (capacity building)
Dr Javita Narang (capacity building)


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