Mission & Principles

Mission: Supporting community identified solutions for job creation and education in Ethiopia.

Roots Ethiopia partners with communities in Ethiopia to turn local ideas into real opportunities.  We work together to educate children, improve schools, and create jobs. These are community priorities, so they’re our priorities.

We believe in the power of Ethiopian ideas to solve Ethiopian problems. Together, we will create lasting change.

We receive a lot of requests and ideas about specific projects in Ethiopia. Four principles guide our decision-making about new ventures:



With these questions, we strive to remain true to our mission and our goal to use local ideas for lasting change while responding to the needs of the communities where we work.

“When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.”