Fatumo lost ten camels in the drought that ravaged Ethiopia two years ago. The family left their home in search of water and her children went hungry without the milk they depend on the animals to provide. But today, the feisty mother of nine is back up at dawn everyday tending her herd. She’s selling more milk at the market and sending her kids to school.This is what resilience looks like. See more photos.
Photo: Joni Kabana for Mercy Corps

Fatumo lost ten camels in the drought that ravaged Ethiopia two years ago. The family left their home in search of water and her children went hungry without the milk they depend on the animals to provide. 

But today, the feisty mother of nine is back up at dawn everyday tending her herd. She’s selling more milk at the market and sending her kids to school.

This is what resilience looks like. See more photos.

Photo: Joni Kabana for Mercy Corps

Female high school graduates can be hard to find in rural Ethiopia. School costs can be prohibitive, and women are more likely to be found at home. Mercy Corps scholarships help girls like Kuye complete high school — and spread the power of their education through family, community and country. 

Investing in girls makes an impact that transcends generations and borders. See what a girl can do.

Happy New Year! Here’s to a safe and healthy 2013 for children all over the world.
Six-month-old Hawa was severely malnourished when she was admitted to Mercy Corps’ mobile health clinic in Ethiopia. As you can see, she’s feeling much better now.
Thank you for your support. Our work truly wouldn’t be possible without you.

Happy New Year! Here’s to a safe and healthy 2013 for children all over the world.

Six-month-old Hawa was severely malnourished when she was admitted to Mercy Corps’ mobile health clinic in Ethiopia. As you can see, she’s feeling much better now.

Thank you for your support. Our work truly wouldn’t be possible without you.

Anab and her friends are getting a kick out of photographer Joni Kabana, who is visiting Mercy Corps programs in Ethiopia this week. They’ve got even more reason to smile since our team built a new birka, or reservoir, during the region’s worst drought in 60 years. Now they only have to walk two hours, instead of two days, to get clean water.
Want to see more Mercy Corps work in action and meet the people we’re helping in Ethiopia? Check out our new Instagram account to follow Joni’s trip and get the latest look at life in the field.

Anab and her friends are getting a kick out of photographer Joni Kabana, who is visiting Mercy Corps programs in Ethiopia this week. They’ve got even more reason to smile since our team built a new birka, or reservoir, during the region’s worst drought in 60 years. Now they only have to walk two hours, instead of two days, to get clean water.

Want to see more Mercy Corps work in action and meet the people we’re helping in Ethiopia? Check out our new Instagram account to follow Joni’s trip and get the latest look at life in the field.

Emergency response program manager Kaja Wislinska speaks to community members in Ethiopia who are repairing a pond too damaged to hold water. It is now a working water source for the 400 households in Ada Olaa village.
This cash-for-work project, which provided wages to 200 people, is part of Mercy Corps’ work in the Horn of Africa, where historic drought triggered widespread famine last year. We are helping families survive ongoing hunger and strengthening communities against future drought by improving their capture, storage and distribution of water. Read more about our response to the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Emergency response program manager Kaja Wislinska speaks to community members in Ethiopia who are repairing a pond too damaged to hold water. It is now a working water source for the 400 households in Ada Olaa village.

This cash-for-work project, which provided wages to 200 people, is part of Mercy Corps’ work in the Horn of Africa, where historic drought triggered widespread famine last year. We are helping families survive ongoing hunger and strengthening communities against future drought by improving their capture, storage and distribution of water. Read more about our response to the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.