Dear supporters,

We are pleased to share with you that The World Family has handed over the community center and community development projects to the Gara Dima community and their local government agencies as of January 2013.

After six years of supporting the Gara Dima community through building a community center and implementing community development projects such as; clean well water, clinic, education, skills training and orphans support, The World Family board members have decided it is the right time for the community of Gara Dima to take over and sustain the projects.

The World Family has stepped back from the daily management of the projects, but will continue to support the clinic and educational programs until June 2013 in order to make sure that sustainability is in place.

We will greatly miss working closely with the people of Gara Dima, as we have built strong relationships with these warm hearted people. The Gara Dima community has continuously expressed their appreciation to all the generous supporters who have helped the community by providing opportunity and hope.

We, The World Family board members would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all the compassionate individuals and organizations that contributed and made our work possible. We have accomplished great deal helping relieve the suffering of many people who live under such unfortunate conditions.

The World Family's Mission: Sustainable action to improve lives one village at a time.




The World Family provides service to mitigate the devastating impact poverty and preventable diseases have had on rural Ethiopian families. We support comprehensive care for orphans and their communities through self-sufficient and sustainable programs.

Programs we provide:
  • Health care services
  • Bore hole drinking water
  • Community education on health, hygiene and nutrition.
  • Vocational and life skills training programs
  • Literacy & Scholarship programs
  • Orphan Support
  • Empowerment of women
  • Micro-loans
  • Cultural exchange

The World Family Ethiopian Orphans and Medical Care is a humanitarian organization founded in July 2003. It is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with no political, religious or ethnic affiliations.