Ethiopian Guenet Church is established by Finnish Pentecostal pioneer missionaries in 1951 G.C. Presently, the church has over 350 local churches and 339 outreach stations with more than 350,000 members both in and outside the country. In order to address the holistic need of humanity, EGC has established a faith-based non-profit development organization, the Ethiopian Guenet Church Development and Welfare Organization (EGCDWO) in April 1999 with registration number 371, under the Ministry of Justice. And it also reregistered with registration number 1417, under the Charities and Societies Agency as Ethiopian Residents Charity. The organization in collaboration with its eleven esteemed partners, 155 staffs and 7 active unpaid board members is running various development projects in various regions of Ethiopia and has been involving in development and relief works since the day of its establishment. We are a founding member of CUAHA-Ethiopia (Church United against HIV and AIDS). We are also member of CCRDA (Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations), ICCO Alliance, PANE (Poverty Action Network Ethiopia) and CECEDA (Consortium of Evangelical Churches of Ethiopia Development Associations).

Vision And Mission

Vision Statement:

To see healthy and transformed community in socio-economic, physical status and spiritual life.

Mission Statement

EGCDWO is dedicated to serving the holistic need of the poor, orphans and vulnerable and marginalized community members through integrated ministry across Ethiopia.



Contribute to reduce poverty and provide sustainable development services for marginalized and vulnerable peoples of Ethiopia.


  • To be an organization that is indisputably perceived by its stakeholders and donors, especially by the Ethiopian government as the most desired development partner in the country.
  • To develop a sustainable and effective indigenous resource mobilization scheme.
  • To be an organization that attracts and deploys the best and the most satisfied human capital.
  • To promote Environmental protection, Human development and basic education, Access to safe water and basic sanitation combined with good hygiene behaviours and gender equality and equity
  • To maximise our sphere of influence and the number of our projects both thematically and geographically.

EGCDWO’s Guiding Principles:

o Impartiality
o Accountability
o Integrity
o Transparency
o Optimism
o Equality in Partnership