The grant will support the organization’s efforts to provide clean water, education, health care, and microfinance opportunities in a rural Ethiopian community of seventy thousand people. The initiative is expected to play a significant role, particularly for women and children, in advancing poverty-reduction efforts in the East African country.
“We are very impressed by the integrated community development model that Glimmer has developed over the past fifteen years,” said IKEA Foundation CEO Per Heggenes. “Through our partnership, we expect great impact and better opportunities for thousands of children, while helping communities become stronger and better able to overcome the harsh conditions of rural life.”
Source: “IKEA Foundation Awards $7 Million to a Glimmer of Hope.” A Glimmer of Hope Press Release 10/21/2015.