About

Life Uplifted by Change in Africa (LUCIA) was a small volunteer-run international development charity based in the West Midlands, UK. They formed in 2004 and closed in 2017, after supporting a number of successful development projects in Ethiopia. They were registered with the Charity Commission as charity number 1112674.

LUCIA helped to provide women, both as individuals and as community groups, with the support they needed to begin generating their own incomes. This improves their lives and that of their families, and they became motivated and less reliant on international aid. The charity also supported orphans and children with education, shelter and healthcare.