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Medical Story: Clinic

In January we hosted our first medical team of 2020! A team with members from Boston and Pittsburgh visited Ethiopia ACT to run a clinic providing medical care for project beneficiaries and partnered church communities. The team served for five days in three different communities of Addis Ababa and were able to see more than…

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#EndPovertyDay

What is Ethiopia ACT doing to help end poverty? Healthcare Ethiopia ACT started as – and continues to be – a community healthcare organization focused on caring for the most vulnerable of Addis Ababa. Since our beginning we have put a primary focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and disease education. This means we make sure all…

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Soap to heal a community

When you were a kid, how many times did you hear, “Go wash your hands,”? Did you ever say, “They aren’t dirty,” only to get a lecture on germs?  You probably ended up in the bathroom with hot water, soap and a clean towel, and you probably resented being forced to wash, but I doubt…

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Medical Story: Clinic

We saw a middle-aged woman who was blind.  She was sitting alone clutching her collapsible white tipped cane.  Occasionally her head would turn slightly in response to noises from babies crying or children playing.  She sat patiently…..quite…..alone. Our hearts sank wondering about her circumstances. After a while, an elderly woman crippled from severe deforming arthritis…

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More than uniforms

While education in Ethiopia is technically free, it unfortunately comes with a large price tag in many other ways, and one that many of our beneficiaries are unable to pay. Ethiopia ACT steps in to provide parents and families with basic school necessities: enrollment fees, books, supplies, and school uniforms. Most often support for education…

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