Boset Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.


We helped 467 people connect with microfinance institutions, empowering them to start small businesses. 55 young people were equipped with skills to earn a living through vocational training in non-farm trades. 910 families were able to provide more nutritious meals for their children after we supplied them with essential items for farming. Six families installed rainwater-harvesting systems to irrigate their crops, decreasing their reliance on erratic rainfall and making it possible for them to grow more food. 3,490 people accessed clean water through a pipeline extension and two deep wells rehabilitated by World Vision. 632 students and teachers benefited from a cleaner, more sanitary environment at their school after we installed improved latrines. Water, sanitation, and hygiene clubs were established at six schools to promote healthy hygiene and sanitation practices among children. We also carried out a hygiene campaign in the community. More than 2,725 children who were struggling in their studies attended tutoring sessions. 2,616 children participated in literacy programs at reading camps established by World Vision. 10 schools implemented school improvement plans to strengthen the quality of education. We supported their efforts by supplying instructional materials, desks, and computers. Two adult education centers were equipped to provide functional literacy instruction for adults and children who did not have the opportunity to attend school. 98 people were trained in strategies to mitigate the risk of natural disasters such as droughts and help communities become more resilient.

Cross-cutting issues

Most Vulnerable Children, Gender, Protection, Peace, Advocacy


  • Ethiopia>Oromia


  • Agriculture
  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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