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Female-Headed Families project is one of the projects that SDE has been implementing since 2001. The reason for intervening in this project is that our findings indicate that significant numbers of the households (amounting to 28- 32.8%) are female-headed in Addis Ababa City.


Current active project (2021-2024)

Major objective: to improve the Socio-economic condition of Female-headed families through vocational skill training, psycho-social and start-up capital.


Specific Objective: 

* Enhance income generating opportunity for 450 female heads through skill training and employment opportunity

*Bring positive behavioral change on the life style of the 450 female heads and their families

Number of beneficiaries:

*300 female heads to be trained on vocational skills

*150 female heads to be trained on Basic Business Skill (BBS)

*43 old & sick to be supported on daily bases through out the project time

Thee project is expected to benefit 2,250 family members of the project beneficiary.

Total project budget: 

*5,091,171.00 ETB

Project strategies:

*Enable the project beneficiaries to be confident on their skills and capabilities

*Enable the project beneficiaries competent in the labor market

*Enhance partnership relation with all stakeholders and factories

*Enhance provision of psycho-social support activities 

*Post training support and follow-up

*Engaging the community from planning to final stage of the project implementation

Areas of Operation: Akaki-Kality Sub-City


Implementer: Siddartha Development Ethiopia     


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