Since 2012, GreenLamp has reached over one million women and touched the lives of five million people in rural Ethiopia. We have adopted a holistic approach: training midwives, empowering women to become role models, and ensuring safer, more dignified labour conditions by supplying light, power and other essential equipment to delivery rooms. Our goal is to empower women and girls via three complementary approaches: LEARN, LIGHT and LEAD.


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”

- Margaret Mead

Women in rural Ethiopia have extremely limited access to quality healthcare and family planning resources. Maternal mortality rates are among the highest in Africa and the world, and there are less than 250 obstetricians/gynaecologists in the country and less than 7,000 trained midwives for a population of over 100 million. 

GreenLamp is on a mission to change this by funding and supporting community-based projects that improve the access to and quality of education and healthcare for rural Ethiopian women. Learn more About Us, What We Do and how you can Support Us

Our Impact

Highlights of our impact achieved to date with help from our supporters and partners:

Over 250 solar systems and medical equipment provided to rural health centres

young women sponsored to complete BSc university programs in midwifery

students have benefitted from our skills building programmes

rural midwives have benefitted from an alumni network to develop their voice and leadership skills

births have been supported by rural midwives using solar light

Watch our video for an overview of all GreenLamp projects:

The GreenLamp board works pro-bono and 100% of all your donations go directly to our projects. We need your support to continue our impact in rural Ethiopia. Please consider making a donation, thank you.

Become a Member

Members are the ‘rocks’ of our community, they motivate us, support us, generate new ideas, and help us to advance our goals and make a greater impact. If you want to meet like-minded people, get to know us and the multi-faceted work we do through our exclusive Membership Circle events, then please sign-up and join us.


Volunteer with Us

Volunteers are the lifeblood of GreenLamp, contributing their skills, time and networks to create a team that punches above its weight. If you have a specific area of expertise or skill-set that you think could benefit GreenLamp, we’d love to hear from you. We especially appreciate volunteers providing surge capacity around our events where we need all hands on deck.