Travel to Ethiopia
A fantastic way to see firsthand the reason we are involved in Ethiopia is to join us on our annual vision trip. Each spring we spend several days visiting our partner organizations in Ethiopia. This vision trip is life-changing for all involved!
The trips are usually twelve to fourteen days in length, which includes travel time. The cost (which includes airline tickets, travel, accommodations, and food) usually totals around $2,800. We have had people from all over the United States join us. We believe that people need the opportunity to see and experience the impact of the programs we support.
Why travel with us?
Is spending $2,800 on a trip to Ethiopia a good investment, or is it better spent as a donation? We believe that when people are afforded the opportunity to travel, see with their own eyes both the needs that exist and the hope that is being provided, the long-term impact is far greater than if the money had simply been donated.
Will we be building anything?
Yes. Relationships! Many mission or humanitarian trips consist of “constructing” something or have some form of manual labor such as painting a building. We however, believe that there are plenty of Ethiopians that would like nothing more than to be afforded the opportunity to work and feed their families by doing these jobs. All of the ongoing and special project labor and construction needs are handled by local Ethiopians and facilitated by the local Ethiopian staff. So although we will not be constructing anything, we will most certainly spend most of our time building the most important thing of all…relationships.
Is it safe?
We continue to closely monitor any issues in Ethiopia that would impact our safety while traveling. We take safety very seriously. Our accommodations are clean (with some–but not all–of the comforts of the U.S.), and we have security guards at the hotels at which we stay and project sites we visit. Partners With Ethiopia has led seven trips to Ethiopia and has never had a safety issue.
How do I learn more?
If you would like to learn more about traveling with us to Ethiopia, feel free to reach out with any questions you may have by emailing us at Ingrid@partnerswithethiopia.org. We would love to have you along.