Since its inception, NPHCC has consistently produced measurable results and positively impacted Ethiopia in a multitude of ways. Our influence is evident in our impact. Although the magnitude of our reach could never be fully expressed with words, below is a partial list of the ways we have been able to offer our support:
  • Providing integrated home-based care to 365 persons living with HIV/AIDS and helping them get involved in livelihood activities
  • Improving the health, life skills and psychosocial wellbeing, educational performance and attendance of over 1,000 orphans and vulnerable children with a success rate of 96%
  • In collaboration with school communities, guardians and caretakers of 268 orphan families were provided with goats and sheep
  • Economic empowerment of over 3830 poor women/girls, incorporating entrepreneurial aspects through the “self-help group” (SHG) concept by providing continuous training in saving/credit, entrepreneurship, leadership and conflict resolution
  • Providing basic literacy/numeracy to over 150 women
  • Promoting environmental protection/preservation through school, household and community gardening
  • Providing for awareness creation and prevention messages to 500,000 youth and community members
  • Providing RH/FP disease prevention messages to nearly 100,000 youth members
  • Facilitating for counseling, VCT, STI diagnosis/treatment services to 200,000 people
  • Establishing two fully equipped youth centers providing youth friendly services
  • Providing community capacity building training to 550 community stakeholders to insure sustainability
Berhe Redae Berhe RedaeBerhe Redae’s father died when he was 3-years-old. His mother died eight years later. At the age of 11, Berhe became an orphan. “The future became hopeless and dark”, he said. “I had no one to care.”

At that time, Berhe was in sixth grade at Tesfay Ferede Elementary School, struggling to survive. That’s when Berhe became one of our beneficiaries and began receiving critical support. However, he was still without a guardian. Because of his critical condition, he was allowed to benefit from an NPHCC “Goat-Project” program that allows goats to be given to orphan households to improve and strengthen them. NPHCC also helped Berhe secure a plot of land at the Athletics Training Center and provided for the purchase of vegetables seed and garden inputs so that he could start generating income by producing lettuce, cabbages, tomatoes, beets and carrots.

Today, Berhe is a 21 year old college freshman. NPHCC is proud to have played such an integral role in Berhe’s survival and maturation. Through a coordinated effort, NPHCC was able to help him with educational materials, plus provide the psychosocial and medical support he needed to thrive.
Kaleita Hailemichael Kaleita is a mother of five children. She has been a widow since 2005. And she is living with HIV/AIDS. As soon as Kaleita found out she was HIV positive, she immediately registered with Save Your Generation PLWHA Association for support.

“Since the association had a link with NPHHC, I heard about the SHG concept and joined. I ended up getting a loan and was able to buy one ton of cement. As I sold it, I ended up getting more and more customers. With the business skills training I received, I realized that by retailing cement, I was profiting 1200 ETB every two months. In addition to that revenue, I was also able to profit from my small restaurant that supplies “Tella” (a locally made beer like traditonal drink), “Besso and Tihllo” (local foods made of barely flour), plus a small shop that I owned.

Before joining this care and support program, everything was dark and miserable. But now I see a bright light of hope and strength in my life. Now I am a businesswoman looking after profits, and I am happy because I am independent.”
Kidusan Woldu “I am a 25-years-old wife and mother of four children. Prior to becoming a beneficiary of NPHHC and a member of SHG, my family was in serious finacial straits. Although my husband tried to support our family as a daily laborer, the small amount of money he earned per week which was not sufficient enough to cover our daily subsistence.

One day, our village’s Kebele administration and NPHHC had called poor women for a meeting to discuss organizing women in a self-help scheme for economic empowerment. I learned all about SHG and ended up joining “Arsiema SHG” with other poor women like me.

I took out a loan and invested 300 ETB on petty trade and urban gardening. I have been able to plant various types of vegetables and earned 1500- 2000 ETB. I was also able to settle my loan and save Birr 154 ETB after disposables. All of the women who resigned from our group have started to rejoin because they have seen how much the program has helped change our lives.”