|Wegene Ethiopian Foundation (WEF) is a 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit and non-governmental organization established in the year 2001. The foundation’s tax exempt ID is 35-2165352. WEF is not affiliated with any political, religious, or secular organization and relies solely on member donations and charitable contributions to fund its mission. WEF also relies on volunteers and members, in the United States and Ethiopia, to provide various forms of assistance to deprived families and children in Ethiopia, including:|
• Providing vocational training and scholarships for indigent parents and children
• Supplying educational materials to local schools
• Payment of rent and distribution of blankets to the homeless
• Organizing vaccination programs for children
• Repairing homes where destitute families live
• Sponsoring meal-a-day programs
Ethiopian Foundation (WEF) exists to empower impoverished families with children back in Ethiopia. Wegene gives the tools and skills necessary for self-sufficiency and productivity to indigent families with children. WEF is a grass roots community based empowering foundation designed to sponsor and support these families in their own home settings. It is unique in that it supports these indigent families via the local people who are neighbors, friends and part of the community. Children are given the tools and support to attend schools and they get involved in creative and nurturing activities. WEF greatly believe that education is the key tool of empowerment that would definitely break the cycle of poverty for each of the families that WEF supports. Families are supported in their basic drive for survival by providing tools and resources to access decent homes, schools, and productive work that sustain the family. Wegene's concept is simple, the resources are deliverable, and the overhead cost is near to nothing as almost every body involved is contributing their money, time, and contacts in kind to this noble work.
As we face each month with its challenges and opportunities, we're glad you're here to support us as we continually work to ensure a sustained helping hand to the different families we are committed to, and for those who will join us in the future.
We greatly appreciate your interest, support and encouragement for the Wegene Ethiopian Foundation.