Ethiopia is one of the poorest and most drought-prone countries in the world.

Many children and their families face a daily struggle for survival, particularly in rural areas where most Ethiopians live. Recurring periods of severe drought and unpredictable rainfall make it almost impossible for people to grow enough food, causing widespread poverty and hunger.

Our work

We reach children at schools in the semi-arid Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where widespread poverty makes it particularly hard for families to make a living.

Started working

Our impact


More than 24,000 children receive Mary's Meals

Did you know?

Although school enrolment is high, so are drop-out rates with almost two thirds of children failing to complete their primary education. Girls are particularly disadvantaged – and on average receive less than half as much schooling as boys.