Customer Spotlight – Partners for Change Ethiopia


Customer Spotlight – Partners for Change Ethiopia

Next in our Customer Spotlight series we find out more about Partners for Change Ethiopia. 

Partners for Change Ethiopia are based at CAN Mezzanine in Loman Street using our charity and social enterprise office space to provide a flexible solution to their office needs. 

Who are Partners for Change Ethiopia?

Partners for Change Ethiopia is the longest established, widest reaching, most effective community led development programme in Ethiopia. 

The most effective way to fight poverty is to create opportunities for people to come together to find their own solutions. Our partnership helps the poorest people work together, build community organisations, establish their priorities and develop strategies and skills. It is an adaptable model pioneered by our Ethiopian partner JeCCDO and successfully used by urban slum communities in Ethiopia since 1996. 

“The one real difference I would like to see is to enable people to understand that Africa is not a continent with a permanently outstretched hand and that, if you give people just a small amount of start up help then they will respond and they will fly. We have many thousands of families that have just taken the very small amount of support we’ve given them and they have made a better future for themselves.”

Pete Jones, Director, Partners for Change Ethiopia 


Discover the mission, challenges & achievements of Partners for Change Ethiopia


Why not take a few minutes to watch this short video where we quiz Pete to understand more about the work Partners for Change Ethiopia do, their approach, their challenges, their achievements and why the following words are so important to the work they do: 

Orphans, vulnerable children, poverty, support,
community, positive change, enable



Keep a look out for the next in our series of Customer Spotlights coming soon or take a look at our other CAN Mezzanine customer videos on our YouTube channel.


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