ERITREAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION WELCOMES YOU
Hope Is Where the Heart Is
MAKING CHANGE POSSIBLE
Founded in 1976, the Eritrean Development Foundation has made tremendous a impact thanks to the help of members and volunteers in Eritrea. The core of our work lies in the continuous passion and dedication we bring to the range of projects we lead. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people of Eritrea.
Our organization began as the Eritrean Relief Association (ERA) in 1976 with its mission to provide relief supplies during the war for liberation. During this time, relief supplies were not getting into areas outside of major cities like Asmara and Keren. So the Eritrean Relief Association worked to provide and distribute emergency relief supplies like food, medicine, etc to the population of Eritrea.
The Eritrean Relief Association (ERA), known in the United States as the Eritrean Relief Committee (ERC) was formally changed to the Eritrean Development Foundation (EDF) in 1998. The focus here was the need for developmental efforts within the country after independence. EDF is a nonprofit organization with a long history of development projects.
in partnership with grassroots non-governmental organizations, community groups, and other local institutions engaged in education, health care, and agricultural development in Eritrea.
financial support and material aid for emergency relief, community development, and capacity building in Eritrea.
Eritreans become self-reliant and productive members of their community, thereby enhancing their dignity and strengthening their cultural heritage.
on its intimate knowledge of the people of Eritrea and the Horn of Africa to educate the US public, media, and policymakers on humanitarian and development issues in the region.
out to individuals and organizations interested in participating in resource development in support of Africa and Africans.