history

The ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a socialist state was established. In 1991, after years of bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled and a constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea late in the 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission pronounced its work finished. Ethiopia has not accepted the borders and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas belonging to Eritrea. 

Ethiopia facts in Numbers
102,374,044 population
51.1 deaths/1,000 live births Infant Mortality Rate
$1900 Average Family Income
17.5%Unemployment Rate
Life in Ethiopia

Life has been providing emergency food aid and is digging water wells in many villages throughout Ethiopia. Life also constructed a K-8 school and provides food baskets and fresh meat to struggling families during Ramadan and Eid Al-Adha  

Ethiopia: SPECIAL NEEDS
Building Schools

The establishment of educational institutions in developing countries gives hope to children and youth for a future that otherwise may not have been possible. The numbers of children who benefit from safe, child-friendly spaces to learn, play and grow are many. Life rebuilds and constructs schools where children and youth can be educated in Iraq and several African countries. Life plans to provide a safe and secure learning environment for students attending schools in many African nations.

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Food Baskets

The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, but more so, it is a time in which Muslims are compelled to give.

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Udhiyah

Udhiyah in Arabic translates to any animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., Cow, Sheep, Goat, or Camel). Udhiyah/Qurbani is the sacrifice of the animals mentioned, after the Eid prayer. It is among the great rituals of Islam and a tradition of his blessed messengers.

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Water Wells

Water wells qualify as a source of ongoing charity. Donate a water well for your loved ones as a source of reward. Life digs water wells in villages and rural areas close to places of worship, hospitals, or schools.

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Zakat Al-Maal

Zakat Al-Maal is the third pillar of Islam.  Any man or woman who meets the minimum requirements of wealth must pay their share of Zakat. However, paying Zakat is not a burden—it is a blessing and a testimony to one’s sincere faith and devotion to Allah.

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LIFE is built on the selfless acts of volunteering and continues to hold its volunteers to the highest esteem. Sign up to volunteer and LIFE will contact you when an event or activity arises in your area.

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