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The mission of EKHCDC is to enable communities to bring about sustainable development by wisely utilizing their untapped resources in order to fulfil their physical, psycho-social, economic and spiritual needs.
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The vision of EKHCDC is to see holistically transformed individuals, groups, institutions and communities living in a healthy environment in 2025 and beyond.
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The Ethiopian Kale Heywet Development Commission/Program ( EKHCDC) was Established by Ethiopian kale Heywet Church in 1974 as an Indigenous Non-Governmental Organization. The history of the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC) goes back to 1928 when it was established by a foreign mission society then called Sudan Interior Mission (SIM), today it is known as Serving in Mission. After the missionaries left, the nationals owned the mission and its ministry and scaled up. EKHC is the largest Indigenous Evangelicals church among Evangelicals with above 10 million members, in more than 10,000 local congregations.
The Mission of EKHCDC is to enable communities to bring about sustainable development by wisely utilizing their untapped resources to fulfil their physical, psycho-social, economic and spiritual needs. To this end, EKHCDC has been executing Relief and Development activities for over 50 years and will continue to do so where the need is greatest. EKHCDC is legally registered under the Federal Republic of Ethiopia Civil Society Organizations Authority (CSO) with certificate number 1218 and licensed as resident charity organization and continued to work on its Relief and development programs in collaboration with different partners in accordance with the new regulations and policies of the government.
The specific types of services provided during past five years include potable water, training on hygiene and sanitation, reproductive and preventive health services, HIV testing and counseling, care and support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), sponsorship program, income-generating activities through saving and loaning, providing educational opportunities for school age children, farm inputs, etc.These activities are structured and organized under three programmatic departments (Livelihood and Resilience Department, Education, Training and Child Development Department, Water Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Department) and two support service departments (Finance and Grant Department, and Human Resource and Operations Department).
The services have been accessed by members of the general public, households, mothers, children, young girls, farmers, women, people with disabilities, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), displaced people, etc. In its development pursuits, the commission is committed to work in partnership with wide range of international and national organizations and partners in order to achieve its acclaimed goals. The total number of beneficiaries per annum is about 2,033,000 and the total budget for five years is 1.8 billion Eth. Birr.