Development cooperation ,22.08.2013

HIV/AIDS Prevention, care and support project of Jimma town and Jimma zone Ethiopia


2013: HIV/AIDS is one of the major social factors limiting the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in Ethiopia. To assist the national efforts in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigating its impact, the project is targeting to improve and sustain the living standard of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and vulnerable groups in Jimma town and Agaro town. The cross-cutting development policy objectives will be taken into account since the project will be working with people living with HIV/AIDS, orphans, vulnerable women, children and youth trying to fight against stigmatisation and trying to give them their full place in the community they are living in, focusing especially on women. In addition to that, the project will offer needy children the possibility to go to school.The beneficiaries of the project will be selected from all the cultural and religious backgrounds. The project will not create any new structure but will work in close collaboration with the goverment bodies, the town administration and the community based organizations.The main beneficiaries of the projects are people living with HIV/AIDS, orphans and vunerable children, high risk groups including unemployed youth and vunerable women and in extension the whole community.The key project activities are:- Orphan care and support program: monthly financial and material support, medical help, life skills training and income generating activities for guardians.- PLWHA rehabilitation care and support program: monthly financial and material support, medical service, counseling, life skill training and income generating activities.- High risk women and youth self-reliance program: small scale business/micro-enterprise training and income generating activities.- Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) program and community mobilization.- Information Education and Communication (IEC) program/Behavioural Change Communication (BCC).- Capacity building/trainings.For the second phase of the project, the number of catchment areas will be reduced to two: Agaro town and Jimma town. During the first phase of the project, the working area was very wide with long geographic distances and the work could not be as efficient as it should. The latest data we collected from the different areas showed that the HIV problem is very big in Agaro and Jimma, whereas it is not as obvious in the other places.


  • 2013: 130 000 €
  • 2014: 130 000 €
  • 2015: 130 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS 100%

Funding channel

Suomen Evankelisluterilainen Kansanlähet



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