Finado Ethiopia

Families living in extreme poverty, in inhumane conditions, wanting to help on "the road to a better future" was the driving force behind the founding of Finado.
Since the start of the activities in 1996 and the foundation of the non-profit association in 1998, FINADO has remained faithful to the principles and purpose as stated in its statutes. The functioning of the organization is 100 percent based on voluntary work.

Partner countries

The basis of the operation in Belgium arises in the three working groups that specifically focus on one of the three partner countries: Ethiopia, Haiti and Vietnam. In each of these countries FINADO works together with local recognized partner organizations.

FINADO activities in the south

In FINADO's activities in the South there is a balance between the realization of structural project support for initiatives of grassroots groups and the support of the weakest links in the local communities in the form of sponsorships. Structural project support often involves material support for educational initiatives, building schools, training projects on hygiene and family planning, water and sanitation, permanent support such as school meals and support after natural disasters. The projects are always set up in partnership with the local population. Sustainability, continuity, empowerment and building resilience are important building blocks in our way of working when organizing projects.

What is Finado's main purpose?

Together with the local partner organization, Finado wants to help structurally improve the living conditions of extremely poor families by setting up sustainable projects. Fighting diseases by organizing water and sanitation. Access to education for underprivileged children by setting up school and nutrition projects. Sensitizing activities in North and South. Contributing to achieving the SDGs.

North operation

Finado organizes educational, awareness campaigns, especially in nursery, primary and secondary education in several provinces. The schools, sponsors and interested parties are informed via newsletters and feedback about the projects.

During our awareness-raising activities and information sessions, we pay extra attention to 'cultural differences', 'children's rights' and the sustainable development goals.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations are the goals that the world has set towards 2030 to work on sustainable development. The 17 main objectives and 169 sub-objectives form the most important international sustainability framework for the next 15 years.

The objectives that closely match our projects

  • SDG 1: no poverty
  • SDG 2: no hunger
  • SDG 3: good health and well-being
  • SDG 4: we strive for quality education
  • SDG 5: gender equality
  • SDG 6: clean water and sanitation for everyone
  • SDG 8: fair work and economic growth
  • SDG 10: reduce inequality
  • SDG 13: climate action
  • SDG 17: partnership to achieve the goals - collaboration