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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Development, International Relief

Mission: A Glimmer of Hope empowers rural Ethiopian communities to end the cycle of extreme poverty through access to clean water, health care, education and microfinance.

Results: Since our work began in 2000, we’ve seen remarkable progress in Ethiopia from rapid economic growth to a notable decline in extreme poverty and childhood deaths to improvements in health, education and life expectancy. Glimmer has invested more than $85 million and completed 10,000 projects— impacting the lives of 5 million people in the most remote, poor villages of Ethiopia.

Target demographics: women, children and families living in extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia

Geographic areas served: Ethiopia

Programs: Water, education, health care and microfinance loans

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