GCF is supporting two Tearfund Connected Church Projects : Self-help groups in Ethiopia and the Mozambique Kubatsirana project.

Ethiopia self-help groups - Joint Project with Tearfund Ireland

Amount required: £75,000 each financial year - GCF has contributed £4,000 to this project

Project CCMD (self-help groups) is a church-based project working mainly with women from the poorest families in urban areas, who are often unable to provide for their children.

C is for Church (local churches)
C is for Community (in partnership with)
M is for Mobilisation (unlocking potential)
D is for Development (to transform lives)

Key Activities

  • Envisioning local churches – working with those who commit their time and resources.

  • Forming self-help groups – visiting and selecting those most in need to start new groups.

  • Training and equipping – developing saving and loan schemes to start businesses.

  • Developing support structures – self-help groups help each other to access resources.

  • Education support – training members on: literacy, HIV and AIDS, primary health, hygiene and sanitation.


Map of Ethiopia