Turning passion into reality for driven Ethiopian social entrepreneurs
Who we are+
Reach for Change Ethiopia is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that harnesses the power of Ethiopia's best social entrepreneurs to improve the lives of children, youth and women across the country.Learn more
How we work+
We find and develop local social entrepreneurs with innovations that solve some of the most pressing issues society. Find out howFind out
Our Change Leaders
We currently support five exceptional Ethiopian Change Leaders in our brand new Incubator program, designed specifically to help social entrepreneurs to achieve large-scale systemic change, social impact, scalability at a national level and a sustainable financial plan.
Masresha Beniam DigiET It Training Centre Masresha runs a training center that provides interactive, practical and real time training in programming and coding. The centre promotes skills in software and mobile app development among youth - especially girls - to bring about quality products to the world and fill the digital gap, while solving real world problems....Read more
Fassika Fikre Fassika and his partner Tizzita are reducing Ethiopia's high maternal and infant mortality rate using mobile technology, providing timely and relevant information to pregnant women using an SMS application that works on any mobile phone....Read more
Metasebia Mammo ACUMEN Metasebia improves relationships between parents and children through parenting trainings, to help children grow into confident, resilient adults who likely to succeed....Read more
Abel Hailegiorgis Abel designs and builds innovative wheelchairs made out of bamboo that are vastly cheaper than any other wheelchair available in Ethiopia....Read more
Dejene Adem Dejene supports economically disadvantaged women in urban areas through vertical farming. Women can grow and sell fresh vegetables safely without polluted water, using a strong, easily portable and cost effective bamboo frame....Read more
Tesfanesh Tadesse Akinbalo Trading PLC Tesfanesh supports a particularly vulnerable group - teenage mothers and street mothers who have no access to employment or health services - by providing counselling, vocational training and employment through the baking and selling of injera....Read more
The Kavli Digital Accelerator
We are delighted to be partnering with the Kavli Trust to support digital social entrepreneurs! This year, we rolled out the Kavli Digital Accelerator in Ethiopia, the first of its kind in the country! The accelerator is currently supporting social entrepreneurs with digital innovations that will improve the lives of children, youth and/or women in Ethiopia. Thanks to this partnership, we are helping select social entrepreneurs turn their innovative ideas into viable, sustainable solutions to social challenges.