Agriculture, Food, Nutrition


New York, NY


The Lelt Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that assists severely impoverished and malnourished families in Kara Kore, Ethiopia. Lelt has a Synergy Strategy which achieves success and sustainability through a combination of programs in education, nutrition, food security, orphan care, trauma counseling, microfinance and job creation for participating families.

Ruling Year



Anja Wood

Main Address

243 Riverside Drive, Suite #MZ2

New York, NY 10025 USA


Ethiopia, Education, Job Creation





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Vocational Technical (B30)

Employment Training (J22)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Our neighborhoods in central Ethiopia are plagued by acute poverty. This impoverishment presents immense challenges ranging from nutrition-related illness, to illiteracy, to lack of employment opportunities. Lelt foundation provides efficient, ethical aid while preventing dependency-based assistance.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Education/Nutrition Program

Micro finance Business Start-Up Program

Family Home Program

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We combined three main programs in nutrition, education, and job creation to provide each of our participating families with sustainable assistance. The 3 programs working in synergy avoid dependence. Our goal is to have each of our families graduate from our assistance programs after several years with stable employment, healthy lifestyles and an advanced education.

Our three main programs --nutrition, education, and job creation-- are in daily rotation at our two Community Centers.

Our nutrition, education and job creation programs have been running successfully for the past 4 years. We require funding to strengthen and grow these programs.

*Nutrition-related illnesses have decreased by 30% from participants in Lelt's programs.
*50% of our children are enrolled in private schools, which boast a 90% college enrollment rate at the time of high school graduation.
*Parents that have enrolled in our Job Creation program have seen 30% higher salaries than before they received assistance.

We are not able to include all of our children in private school, or enroll all of our parents in the job creation program, from lack of funding.

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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