MCF - Where we work

View of houses around Entoto, Addis Ababa

Mount Entoto is the training ground for Ethiopia’s great distance runners, rising to an altitude of over 10,000 feet on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.  Olympic and world champions train in the thin air of Mount Entoto.

It is also the place where some of the poorest families in Addis Ababa can be found, living in appalling conditions.  Mount Entoto has become a focus for destitute families affected by HIV/AIDS.  They come here with the hope and belief that the water from the streams running off Entoto will cure them.  Families waiting for a miracle surround the church that sits at the top of the mountain; it is their last hope.

MCF has focused on this area of the City. Not only is this where so many families affected by HIV/AIDS are found, but many are known to the Fund's Founders.

Selecting beneficiary families from the same geographical area of the city also allows targeted and effective administration, with reduced transport and administrative costs, given limited logistical supports.

MCF may extend its reach to other areas and families in need, depending on human and financial resources.