LUCIA is a registered charity, based in the West Midlands, supporting women, children and communities in Ethiopia. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, but is full of hard-working and resourceful people. We give community groups a helping hand to make the most of local resources and abilities, in order to generate income, and in turn to feed, clothe and educate their families. We believe that the key to positive change is to enable communities, particularly women, to help themselves with long-term sustainable development and to reduce reliance on international aid.
LUCIA office Demiss Mamo recently made an unscheduled visit to our library in Sheno, Ethiopia. He is happy to report that both staff and students are delighted with their new resources and feel the library has given a real boost to the school. Thank you to everyone who donated to this wonderful … [Read More...]
Over the last few months LUCIA has been working with two students in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham. Joshua and Catherine both have a keen interest in international development and working in the third sector, and have undertaken a summer placement with the charity as … [Read More...]
We're please to announce that our women’s group has begun to put their fuel-saving stoves into production. The “MIRT” fuel-saving stoves save around 50% of the fuel required for conventional cooking on open fires, which means that the families who use them use much less firewood and other … [Read More...]
We thought we’d remind thoses of you who like to plan ahead that we have stylish Christmas cards and gifts available for sale. Cards are printed on high-quality card from sustainable sources, and are in packs of 10 for £3.50 or £4.00. If you post them out to your friends and family, they fit … [Read More...]
The LUCIA team was recently invited to have tea with the Mayor at the Mayor's Parlour in Solihull. This was an opportunity to introduce the fantastic work that LUCIA has been involved in since its establishment and to find out the support available for local charities. The Mayor expressed his … [Read More...]
Once again LUCIA is taking part in the Great Big Small Charity Draw! This amazing event sees you in with a chance to win a £2000 weekend break in the Lake District, iPad minis, a keg of Ale and more! Tickets are only £1 each and can be bought … [Read More...]
This Bank Holiday weekend saw LUCIA supporters test their trivia knowledge at our Selly Park Tavern quiz night. A great night was had by all, and over £180 was raised for LUCIA's projects in Ethiopia. Not only that, we're sure everyone went home knowing at least one new fact (honestly, are badgers … [Read More...]