Barefoot Initiative now issues tax deductible receipts for all donations over $2 in Australia

We work on community initiated development projects in the Afar region of Ethiopia


Barefoot Initiative is a not-for profit non government organisation (NGO) that has no religious or political affiliations. Barefoot Initiative works to support communities in the Afar region of Ethiopia.  We use a Human Centered approach, applying simple, and appropriate technology to develop projects in close collaboration with the community so that they can maintain and further what has been done. 


To support marginalized communities to become their own change makers and leaders of their own development process.


Improved health and overall well being  for marginalised communities. 

Be the change you want to see in the world
— Mahatma Gandhi


All photography provided by ©  Anna Fawcus