About Us

Developing Families Together (DFT)
Developing Families Together (DFT) is an Ethiopian Residents’ Charity organization committed to work for poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS prevention, and care and support for needy people in Ethiopia. DFT was established in March 2002 and re-registered in October 20, 2009 under Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency with a license number 0087. 


DFT envisions poverty and HIV/AIDS free society in Ethiopia

The mission of the organization is to improve the quality of the lives of families with a special focus on women and children through family based and integrated community development approach.

In its work with women, children, the youth and dealings with stakeholders, DFT believes in:

  • Participation                                                               
  • Transparency
  • Volunteerism
  • Respect
  • Accountability

Goals and Objectives:

To contribute to the national efforts to improve livelihoods and health status of marginalized families, women, children and other vulnerable groups of the society through household and community based development approach.


  • Reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Provide care and support to people living with HIV and affected by AIDS.
  • Empower poor and vulnerable women through integrated programs;Promote family planning and reproductive health services;
  • Establish social facilities at community level;
  • Reduced maternal and child mortality and morbidity rate;

Major programs of DFT are

  • Yekokeb Berhan Program for Highly Vulnerable Children
  • HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support program
  • Women Empowerment Program
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program
  • Environmental Protection, Water and Sanitation Program
  • Health and education program
  • Community capacity building program.

Program Areas of DFT are:-

  • Addis Ababa City Administration,
  • Amhara National Regional State,
  • Oromia National Regional State,
  • Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, and
  • Benishangul Gumuz Regional State.

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