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TisBest Philanthropy sells donation gift cards. The sender purchases a gift card for the dollar amount of their choice. The recipient spends their TisBest Charity Gift Card by donating to a charity they believe in. TisBest donates a portion of their sales to Together Women Rise.

Gesha Village Coffee Estate’s coffee is grown in the West Omo Zone, where VHP works. The estate gives back to the community in numerous ways, including building a community school. The coffee is sold in larger quantities for roasting and sale, but sample sizes and small quantities for home roasters are available. Recommended by Village Health Partnership.



Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

Recommended by Village Health Partnership

From Amazon: National Bestseller – Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.


Enebla: Recipes from an Ethiopian Kitchen

By Luladey Moges

From Amazon: This debut collection of 65+ recipes, vivid photography and family anecdotes is an accessible, authentic introduction to Ethiopian cuisine. Learn to make injera, wot stews, hearty tibs, and more.


A Walk to Beautiful

Recommended by Village Health Partnership

From Amazon: “A Walk to Beautiful” tells the story of five women in Ethiopia suffering from devastating childbirth injuries. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame.

Ethiopia Rising

From Amazon: Ethiopia Rising is the story of how one man turned his barren environment into a lush Eden. For the last thirty years, Abu Hawi has fought tirelessly to protect the beautiful forests surrounding his village. Following the devastation of a long civil war, he planted over a million trees, mobilized an entire community to regenerate their environment and saved his village from certain extinction.


Jazz is very popular in Ethiopia. Some famous Ethio-Jazz artists recommended by Village Health Partnership include:


Hailu Mergia