The Ethiopian Mulu Wongel Amagnoch Church Development Commission has been running 136 projects and has been reaching to more than 31, 086 direct and 124, 344 indirect beneficiaries in all Regional States of the country with the support of Compassion International Ethiopia, Nehemia Germany and Czechoslovakia, Dorcas Relief and Development, Hasiet’s Vision, Children’s Hope Chest and One Child Matters.
Under Child Development Program Children and their families are supported in Educational, Medical, Social Development, Counseling/Mentoring, Self-help group, Income Generating activities, Physiological provisions.
Humanitarian & Livelihood
Under the Humanitarian and Livelihood Program, the organization has been supporting more than 11 projects and has been reaching to 73, 059 direct and 292, 236 indirect target groups with the support of PMU Interlife, FIDA International, Mennonite Central Committee, TearFund, and Nehemia Czechoslovakia in Asset Building, Vegetable and Fruit Production Trainings, Disability assistance, Soil and Water Conservation, Water and Health Sanitation, Seedling Production, Self-help group, Income generating activities, Bore hole and Pond Construction, Community Conversation, and Physiological services.
Orphan and Vulnerable Children
EMWACDC has been supporting 1 project in the Addis Ababa City Administration and has been reaching to more than 90 direct and 360 indirect target groups with the support of Umeå Church in Sweden.
The intervention area supported the target groups through the provisions of Educational, Medical, Counseling/Mentoring, Physiological and Economic Strengthening services.
Community & Church Mobilization for Development
Through the support of Tearfund, EMWADC has been supporting 2 projects in Debre Markos and Injibara town of the Amhara National Regional State and has been reaching 44,000 direct and 176,000 indirect target groups.
The intervention area delivers Community and Church Mobilization for Social and Economic Transformation Trainings, Self-help group and Disaster risk Reduction activities.
In collaboration with PMU Interlife, EMWACDC has been supporting 1 project in Dubti Woreda of the Afar Regional National State and has been reaching to 640 direct and 2,560 indirect target groups who are from the Pastoralist Community.
Educational Material provisions, Self-help group training and establishment, and Children and Adult Education services are provided to the target groups.
EMWACDC has been implementing the Elderly support project in Aware area of Addis Ababa City administration and has been reaching to 368 direct and 1,472 indirect target groups through the support of Dorcas Relief and Development.
These Senior Citizens are supported through Medical, Social, Physiological, Psychosocial, and House Renovation provisions.
At times of drought or any other natural and man-made calamities, through the support of various Donors/Partners, EMWACDC has been reaching several target groups in various parts of the country.
EMWADC has responded with emergency food assistance to the drought that happened in Oromia Region Borena Zone Moyale District and Tigray Region Maichew and Alamata Districts in 2011/12. As a result, a total number of 14, 570 target groups in Moyale and 9,036 target groups in Maichew and Alamata were supported.
In 2018/19 because of the inter-communal conflict between the Gedeo (Souther Nation Nationalities and Peoples National Regional State) and West Guji Zone (Oromia National Regional State), more than 900,000 people have been displaced (National Disaster Risk Management Commission, 2019). As a result, EMWACDC has supported 1,999 pregnant and lactating mothers and 6,656 children under the age of 5 through the provisions of food and non food (blanket, cooking pot, clothing, and Cash – 100 to each child and 110 to each mother for sewing of the supported clothes) items.
In Burayu town of the Oromia National Regional State also, because of the inter-communal conflict between the Oromo and Gamo people, many houses were demolished, shops were broken, and peoples working materials were either stolen or made out of use. As a result, EMWACDC supported 60 highly affected families of Chorisa Village through providing 2,000 ETB/HH so as to let them purchase wavering machine as a compensation for their damaged machine.
Large scale rain failure in the Borena Zone of Oromia National Regional State during October and November, 2018 led to severe drought conditions accompanied by extensive growing season failure and low vegetation. As a result, Pastoralist communities were hit hard to the extent of livestock death and that led to the migration to the neighboring country, Kenya.
Due to the construction of 2 bore holes and 2 Ponds (with a capacity of 25,000M3 each), 17,385 direct and 12,000 other community target groups were reached. For this reason, the project was able to reduce the workload of children and women which in some cases had forced them to drop out of school, for they are required to travel about 10 hours to fetch water. But now, they only walk 30 minutes. As a result of the intervention, quality and coverage of potable water is improved, sanitation practices are improved, resilience to disaster risk reduction is strengthened, and resources are locally mobilized.