"Every 3.6 seconds, one child under the age of 5 dies in third world countries due to starvation where Ethiopia is on the top list." 

"...97 % of Southeast Ethiopia's highland population live in unventilated grass hat engulfed with smoke that have led premature blindness in children and lung cancer in adults." 
Vision problems due to cataract and smoke are common, but major surgical interventions are accessible only at 280 to 360 km away.

"Villagers and their livestock live on running dirty river for drinking. Humans use the same river water for cooking, washing clothes and bathing which has lead to critical water related health problems."
                                          Dr. Assefa

"...younger children and older residents with weak immune systems are primary target and often die as the result of water born pathogens."  

                                            Dr. Assefa


"In Ethiopia, there is no government pension, retirement benefits, social security or nursing home for the elderly and disabiled. Most are abandoned and live with sever deperession and diseases."

Desta Morkamo, Community Development

Most Southeast Ethiopia communities travel 35-50 miles on foot carrying sick relatives on wooden bed across ragged mountains and valleys to get to the nearest hospital.

Inefficient productions and seasonal rains always lead to drastic food insecurities in all regions of the communities.

Weather related crisis often strike and takes awy villagers' last hope of survival-the livestock.

Kids in remote villages do not get the chance to go to school, but engage on manual labor for family survival.

Villagers on the far end of Southeast Ethiopia have never been to school due to extended family responsibilities and distance from school.

Donkeys are sometimes used as the means of transport when travelling long distances to get sick people to the hospital. This type of patients often do not make it...

Mothers with poor nutritional diets often give birth to mentally challenged twin children which subsequently become burden to the community.

Children under the age of 5 are most commonly vulnerable to malnutrition. The damages to their mental and physical wellbeing are often too late to reverse.

Critical financial challenges, lack of encouragements and no accessible time to focus on school work have remained stumbling block to the remote village kids’ academic future.

Mandoyu, Village Church Elder

Remote Communities Relief Foundation, South Ethiopia

Welcome to RCR Foundation

Ethiopia drinking water

I expect to pass through life but once,” said William Penn, “If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.”

From the moment the door of each of our living opportunities opens till it closes, we keep moving forward holding our candle of existence into each moment of uncertain future bound to the narrow slit of irreversible steps in space and time. We make intrinsically driven efforts to preserve oneself guided by survival instinct or by setting our sights on imperfect lenses of calculated or perceived probabilities that appear to make better sense than others. At times we question the authority and role of the Creator when bewildered by the riddles of life that lead to certain outcomes that do not make senses any more.

We keep moving forward never having any chance to freshly undo what we have done or redo what we have undone, or do what we have not done, yet live by compensating the past missed opportunities at the expense of the present. Despite the outcome of each forward step in time, the going on goes on until we run out of the fuel of our time, as mortals, through progressive age decay or diseases, and our candle of existence exhausts into nothingness, unless of course we have passed on values and goodness by which we live again through enlightening the dark world of others. Read More

  • Children Education
Ethiopia School Children
Taking one step at a time to be part of the world!

Traveling long distance to get to the school has been one of the potential challenges to kids who commute from remote villages such as those on far end of  Bultum Mountain. Small kids run back and forth 7-16 miles one way every day of the school year (14 to 32 miles round trip each day).

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  • Food Insecurity
Ethiopian famineHunger is one of the critical long term challenges parents are forced to live with!

Food insecurity is one of the major challenges in all remote regions of Ethiopia posing drastic challenges for centuries in all aspects of daily lives. When countrywide mass starvation strike, remote villagers suffer the most due to distances from the locations of donor agencies and transportation difficulties to get to their living area.

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  • Healthcare Challenges
Poor means of transportationThere has never been easy way to carry patients to the 40 to 50 miles far hospital carrying on wooden bed. This patients usually do not make it.

The closest hospital to the farthest villagers who reside across Bultum Mountain is at a distance of about 40 to 50 miles away. Residents travel on ragged, zigzag walkway down the mountain to get to the hospital often carrying sick relatives on wooden bed covering long distance …

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  • Current Critical Health Issues

Ethiopia's Surgery ChallengesThe most difficult challenge that Remote Villages recurrently undergo is medical conditions that require major surgeries. Surgeries are sometimes attempted by local doctors in nearby hospitals and private express care clinics, but often end up turning into unexpected nightmare leading to wound infections followed by death from surgery related complications.

Getting treated at the main country’s capital requires substantial financial and time investments for remote villagers that are already shackled by illiteracy and lack of strategies on how to cope with skyrocketing living expenses and inflation rates in the country. Worst of all, the remote villagers are at about 250 to 360 km away from the main capital city and requires higher capital spending for …..Learn More

  • Elderly Challenges

Ethiopia Elderly ChallengesIn the country where social security, government pension, Medicare, Medicaid or Nursing home never exists, elderly parents live with the sense of abandonment and loneliness that have led them to severe depressions. Stricken by weather related disasters and tight living…

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  • Spiritual Services

Bible as a guding principleThe presence of religion or the belief on provident being with the teaching that primarily focuses on selfless human services has played vital role in the well being of the villagers educationally, socially, morally, economically and improved recovery time from grief in time of loose….

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  • Microfinance

Micro-finance programMicro-finance is the practical productive idea we have implemented to expose villagers to the knowledge of fair trade in the field of business. Remote villagers have depended on land resources and livestock for living for centuries. But, now times have changed and animals are gone following sever deforestation….

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