Mary Joy Ethiopia

Childcare Education Employment Health Physical Health
Megenagna, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mary Joy Development Association (MJDA) is a non-governmental, non religious, non political and nonprofit making organization established under the Civil Societies and Charity Agency of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with registration number 060. The idea of MJDA emerged with the inception of the present Executive Director Sister Zebider Zewdie with a remarkable support of other fellows.

The fundamental programs of the organization are framed under the following four components.

  • Improving Livelihoods
  • Community and Organizational Capacity Building
  • Private community, public partnership


Children with particular emphasis of orphan and vulnerable children, destitute older person, people living with HIV/AIDS, women, youth, livelihood sex workers and factory workers are the main disadvantaged groups of people the organization paying attention to.