We Did It! Thank you donors. We just delivered the first $60,000 in donations to the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Council on December 1st, 2018 at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC. Thank you members of the EDTF Advisory Council. Please donate then share. It's for Ethiopia. If not us then who?
Ethiopia needs you! Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has challenged the diaspora community to donate $1 or more to help fellow Ethiopian citizens. Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. Take this opportunity to respond to his challenge. Donations from all supporters of Ethiopia are very welcome to donate too.
After just 100 days in office, Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has taken radical steps to dismantle the country’s troubled past and pave the way for a new future. After years of protests, state killings, ethnic violence, internet shutdowns, and emergency rules, Ethiopia has made an astonishing and promising turnaround for the better. Ethiopia's government and people are ready to make lasting change that will enable generations to come in so many ways, and the time is now for people around the world to support them.
NOTE! $1/day or $365/Year. Give $1 get $1 tax credit. All charitable donations are tax deductible. Support PM Dr. Abiy & Ethiopia. Please GIVE then SHARE.
FAQ: Got Questions? Call 7039758957
Q. Why and how will I get my tax credit/refund?
A. We are 501 (c)(3) none profit charity & as a result you will immediately receive an email receipt for your donation. Submit your receipt to the IRS when filing your taxes. It's for a good cause. It's for Ethiopia. Please GIVE then Share.
Q. Who is organizing this fundraising?
A. We are a group of Ethiopian diaspora, former classmates of St. Joseph School of Addis Abeba, DMV area residents, entrepreneurs, professionals and local business owners. Just like you we are very excited and inspired by all of all the changes that are happening in Ethiopia. We support PMAA's vision of peace, love and reconciliation. We are trying to give back to Ethiopia. Please join us. Freedom is never free. It has to be supported and protected.
You can learn about the team in "Organizers " section of our website www.AgerFikre.com
You can hear us on Selam Radio. Interview with ETV Reporter Negat Bekana
You can see us on TV New Reports: EBS News Report
Our TV commercials and slogans. Click on links:
ለኢትዮጵያ ፍቅር አንድ ቡና ይቅር!
ዳያስዾራው ባላገሩ : አንድ ብር ለአገሩ!
እኛም ላገራችን በአንድ ብራችን!
ከጠዋት ቡናችን : ለእናት አገራችን!
የቡናው ብራችን ይሁን ልማታችን!
Q. Are you approved by the PM's office, Ethiopian Embassy or the newly formed Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Council?
A. We have submitted our proposal to the PM's office and to the Ethiopian Embassy in DC. We are also working closely with the newly formed Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Council. We've asked for approval and endorsement. We are legal, transparent and accountable. Give with confidence. Your donations are tax deductible.
Q. Who will manage the funds raised?
A. The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Inc. is a Washington DC based organization dedicated to progress in Ethiopia and currently pending 501(c)(3) Not for Profit status. (Filing # NOOO6041252 EIN acquired 83-1307467) You can find our IRS and DC TAX registration, incorporation and legal documents at our website www.AgerFikre.com
Q. How will your donation be used?
A. The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Inc. will be directed by members of the diaspora community, local Ethiopian professionals and partners independent of the government. Funds are to be used for developmental activities, to improve the health sector, for education, sanitation and other public works. Together we can end poverty, disease and helplessness. No more war. No more hungry children. No more early child hood deaths. No more dirty drinking water. No more preventable disease. NO MORE.
We will update you here as plans become more detailed.
Q. How will money be managed?
A. Until 501(c)(3) status has been approved, money raised here will stay with GoFundMe's payment processor. When 501(c)(3) status is confirmed, money will be sent to the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Inc. bank account in the US, and from there it will be sent to the Diaspora Trust Fund Commercial Bank of Ethiopia for use.
Trying to give back. Real Diasporas. Class of 1987 St. Joseph High School Addis Abeba Ethiopia
Together we can build a peaceful, united, and free Ethiopia. Let us lay down the foundations today. Put down the first bricks by donating and sharing this GoFundMe, www.gofundme.com/ethiopiandiasporatrustfund, with your friends and family. Thank you for your support.
Peace, Love & Reconciliation,
The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Inc. team
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