The gift of giving, it goes back to the giver
From the very beginning, Yamral Africa aspires to build a responsible business that leaves a positive footprint on the East Africa Region. We work to become leaders in sustainability, integrating social and environmental best practices into every aspect of the business, giving back to the people and place that host them.
Brave Hearts Ethiopia (BHE) is an NGO devoted to empowering orphaned and vulnerable children through holistic care model, focusing on quality education and effort to build a safe nourishing environment for them to thrive. BHE works to provide children and youth that have experienced significant physical, psychological, and socio-economic challenges with holistic care and services they need to succeed and blossom. BHE is currently supporting 46 children and youth as well as 44 guardians. BHE has benefited 1,315 children, guardians and community members in its work over the last five years.
Your donations help the children we support receive better care, quality education and the bright future they deserve!
Founded in 1998, Ethiopia Reads has been a leader in building youth and children’s literacy across Ethiopia. The first library was established in 2003, and since that time ER has built more than 72 libraries spanning every region of the country, shipping more than a quarter million books and serving over 130,000 children per year. ER supplies books, library furniture, and critical librarian training, mentoring and networking to library staff – most of whom work in school-based environments. Ethiopia Reads has built libraries where there was previously no access to libraries, most often partnering with schools to establish libraries for their students. Where there were no primary schools, ER has built them. The organization currently operates four of its own kindergartens and K-4 schools as models of best practices, with encompassing roughly 850 enrolled children at any given time.
When you give to Ethiopia Reads, you help us empower people who have the skills and the drive, but not necessarily the means, to make a difference. Empowering the people who surround the children we teach, serves to provide a stronger foundation for the youth of today.
To Wildlife Conservation
Located just 30km from the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ensessa Kotteh is situated on an impressive 77 hectares (190 acres) partly-wooded site. The site was allocated to Born Free Ethiopia by the Regional Government of Oromia. The center became known as Ensessa Kotteh which means ‘animal footprint’ in Amharic and is the first of its kind in the region. Ensessa Kotteh only houses wild animals in need – orphaned or confiscated from illegal trade or ownership. Each animal that enters Ensessa Kotteh is carefully assessed to see whether full rehabilitation and release back to the wild is feasible. Those that cannot be released are provided with lifetime care. Ensessa Kotteh’s beautiful surroundings retains much of the naturally occurring wild fauna and flora. Our education program at Ensessa Kotteh offers center-based learning for schools, nature clubs, colleges and universities. Our intention is to provide an all-embracing, memorable educational experience.
Your support will help fund our numerous campaigns and projects including: protecting and compassionately conserving threatened species; ending animal exploitation; rescuing individual wild animals from captive exploitation and challenging the trade in wild animals and their products such as ivory, trophies, and rhino horn.