Sight for the Blind

Providing Safe Water

Treatment for Podo

Support for Women and Children

Aids for the Disabled

This is What We Do

Blindness

Many people in Ethiopia are blind due to dense cataracts. Thousands of blind or visually impaired patients now enjoy restored sight. This is the result of life-changing cataract surgery made possible by THAF funding.

Safe Water

In Ethiopia, only one in three people has easy access to safe water. One child in ten dies before his/her fifth birthday – half from diarrhea. THAF works to protect springs and build safe and inexpensive water collection systems.

Podoconiosis

“Podo” is a disfiguring disease affecting over a million people in Ethiopia who are too poor to afford shoes. It is the result of barefoot exposure to irritant soil. THAF provides shoes and funding to both prevent and treat this disease.

Women & Children

Little or no access to health care means high mortality rates for mothers and their children. THAF provides funding for primary care, obstetrical services, and much needed gynecology surgery for Ethiopian women.

Aids for the Disabled

Most handicapped people in Ethiopia have no access to prosthetic limbs, walking aids, or wheelchairs. THAF assists organizations that provide these devices. This allows children to attend school and be socially active.