The Hall STEPS Foundation wrote -
Empowering the women and children of Ethiopia
Shamida Ethiopia is the dream of two women to create a loving protective environment for vulnerable destitute babies, children and women in Ethiopia. Our mission is to contribute towards the holistic development and self-sufficiency of women and children in difficult destitute circumstances.
In Ethiopia social problems have been increasing at an alarming rate due to poverty, HIV/AIDS, various diseases, drought and conflict. Among other social problems the number of orphans and vulnerable children is increasing rapidly.
Shamida Ethiopia was established to give hope to the lives of these women and children through care, support and development programs and to give them relevance in life. Shamida Ethiopia is a non-profit Ethiopian NGO that is working hand in hand with other NGOs in Ethiopia such as the Hamlin Fistula Hospital to complement their efforts and advance our projects.
One of the dreamers, Karen Kendall, manages the day to day running of Shamida Ethiopia being based permanently in Ethiopia with her daughter, Ruby (who she adopted from Ethiopia in 2012).