Welcome to EMRDA!

A Glimpse at EMRDA

Ethiopian Muslims Relief and Development Association (EMRDA) was established in the year 1994 as NGO and legally re-registered with the Charities and Societies Agency in 2009 with the objective of preventing abject poverty and unemployment through participation and sustainable integrated development. Over the past 24 years, it has been implementing multidimensional development Programs and made a significant contribution to the overall poverty reduction effort of the country. Read more


Seeing sustainably developed, peaceful and harmonious society in Ethiopia


To improve the socio-economic conditions of the poor and marginalized communities in Ethiopia through providing access to basic social services, improving livelihoods, Peacebuilding, human rights advocacy, and addressing climate change, with women and youth empowerment.

Organizational Goal

The overall goal of EMRDA is to contribute to the overall National Development Goals and to the Global Sustainable Development Goals that the country has committed to.

Organizational Values (What core ideals guide our decisions and actions)

EMRDA has committed to a set of values to which every staff and volunteer in the organization is expected to commit; they are:

Respect: We value diversity in many forms. We recognize and respect the cultural, Religious, language differences in all our engagements.

Serving Humanity: EMRDA serves Humanity in its developmental programs regardless of religious, ethnic, race or political affiliation, or other differences.

Accountability: We are accountable to our members, the community we serve, the law of the land, partners, and the environment in which we live.

Transparency and Stewardship: We are effective stewards of the financial, property, human, and natural resources. We are transparent to our donors, the community we serve, and the regulatory Authorities.

Excellence: We challenge ourselves to do great work. We actively seek feedback to continually improve and evolve our practices and services.

Collaboration: We are better together. We encourage strategic collaboration to bring out the best solutions and strengthen the fabric of our communities.

Making a difference in a partnership !!