About Reach for Change

In 2015, Reach for Change launched in Ethiopia. Since then, we have been empowering social entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions that improve the lives of children and youth and working to shape the social enterprise ecosystem in the country.



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Who we are

Reach for Change is an international non-profit founded in Sweden. Our vision is a world where all children and youth reach their full potential. We're working towards this vision by finding local social entrepreneurs and empowering them to develop and scale innovative solutions that create better lives for children and youth.

What we do

In Ethiopia, there is great opportunity to solve issues that impact children and youth. However, social entrepreneurs, who are eager and able to help, lack the support they need to scale their impact.
We helping to bridge this support gap to empower high-potential social ventures to develop faster, better and with a lower risk of failure. We run development programs for social entrepreneurs, tailored to their specific developmental stage. The social entrepreneurs are supported to scale their innovations through capacity-building, network connections and funding, all in partnership with multiple sectors.

Our core values

Brain Smart

We embrace innovation and are open to learning.

We are business-savvy and results-driven and we look for the simplest way to achieve the biggest impact.

Hand Brave

We see potential where others don’t.

We bet on untried ideas because that is where innovation happens.

We would rather fail than do nothing at all.

Heart Passionate

We are obsessed with creating a better world for children and youth and we will do whatever it takes to succeed.

We know that we can’t change the world alone, which is why we invite passionate partners and social entrepreneurs to join us in our work.

Our Team

Lemlem Sinkineh

Lemlem Sinkineh

Country Manager
Based in: Addis Ababa

lemlem.sinkineh@reachforchange.org

Fasika Meheret

Fasika Meheret

Rapid Scale Incubator Program Manager
Based in: Addis Ababa

fasika.meherete@reachforchange.org

Megdelawit Belete

Megdelawit Belete

Hawassa Regional Office Attendant
Based in: Hawassa

megdelawit.belete@reachforchange.org

Baye Simachew

Baye Simachew

Cashier Accountant
Based in: Addis Ababa

baye.simachew@reachforchange.org

Dawit Edgeta Tilahun

Dawit Edgeta Tilahun

Senior Business Coach
Based in: Addis Ababa

dawit.tilahun@reachforchange.org

Hana Feleke

Hana Feleke

Senior Finance and Admin Officer
On maternity leave

hana.feleke@reachforchange.org

Enkutatash Dereje

Enkutatash Dereje

Hawassa Regional Cashier Accountant
Based in: Hawassa

enkutatash.dereje@reachforchange.org

Merid Assefa

Merid Assefa

Project Coordinator-SNNPR
Based in: Hawassa

meried.assefa@reachforchange.org

Yared Araya

Yared Araya

Communications Officer Ethiopia
Based in: Addis Ababa

yared.araya@reachforchange.org

Elsabeth Tsegaye

Elsabeth Tsegaye

Startup Technical Expert
Based in: Addis Ababa

elsabeth.tsegaye@reachforchange.org

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