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In celebration of WEEMA International’s 10th anniversary, join us and support Team-a WEEMA’s 2021 Fundraising Mud Run!

What Does WEEMA Do?

WEEMA partners with rural communities in southwestern Ethiopia to provide clean water, quality education, economic opportunity, and life-saving healthcare. We are deeply rooted in place and committed to scaling our programs across an area of 2.5 million people. 

How Does WEEMA Do It?

At WEEMA, we are proud of our unique approach on community-led development, which underpins all of our work in Ethiopia. For us, community-led development means working hand-in-hand with the community at every step – from conceptualizing a specific need, to designing a sustainable solution, to building accountability and improvement mechanisms. This means regular interactions with community members at all levels, from village elders and local government officials, to local teachers and health workers, to direct participants in the projects, such as school-age children or people with disabilities. Ultimately, it’s about asking and listening. Only by engaging communities can we hope to achieve long-lasting impacts. Our amazing team in Ethiopia is incredibly knowledgeable and deeply invested in the communities where we are located because they are from the communities we serve. 

How Can I Help WEEMA?

Please consider donating today! Your donation creates an impact that will improve the lives of women, children, and families! WEEMA continues to expand our programs to reach more people in the communities we serve. To do this, we need your support. 


Join our “Team-a-WEEMA,” participate in the Rugged Maniac Mud Run and Fundraise for WEEMA! So far, we have 25 team members signed up!

DETAILS on Becoming a Member of Team-a-WEEMA:

The Rugged Maniac- New England is a 3-mile muddy obstacle course set in Southwick, MA, scheduled for September 25, 2021, at 1:30 pm. Anyone can join our team to fundraise, but you have to be 12 and up to participate in the Rugged Maniac course. Spectators are welcome to attend and watch the event. All Team-a-WEEMA members receive a custom Team-a WEEMA T-shirt! Below is a photo of the location of the event (it’s a motocross course).

Register at:

When registering, join our team (Team-a-WEEMA), and pick the time slot 1:30 pm on Saturday, September 25th. 

NOTE: WEEMA fundraising is not affiliated with the Rugged Maniac event- you do not need to select “Charity” during race registration. Participation in the Rugged Maniac helps you in fundraising (“Support me running a muddy obstacle course for WEEMA!” for example.)


$250 minimum per individual, $500 minimum per family


There are several ways to fundraise. You choose what works best for you! You can set up a peer-to-peer fundraising page on our Click and Pledge platform by clicking on the green bar on the right ("Be a Fundraiser"), OR  you can fundraise directly on your social media platform (Facebook), OR you can write a check for your goal amount (and skip the fundraising)! 


1st Prize: 1 plane ticket to Ethiopia OR weekend at a beautiful lake house in Maine

2nd Prize:  Beats Wireless Headphones

Benefits of Becoming a Team-a-WEEMA Member! 

Your fundraising will create impact and support WEEMA’s work and empower Ethiopian communities! Not only this, you will have fun, get muddy, and have some good, “clean” fun with friends! We all need this after COVID! After the Mud Run, join us for our “Pizza at the Pavilion Team-a WEEMA After Party" from 4-8 pm at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA. Enjoy pizza and refreshments, and hang out with friends! Top fundraisers have the chance to win amazing prizes!

For more information, please contact Gina DaCruz at

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