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Good Samaritan Association


Good Samaritan Association


Welcome to Good Samaritan Association

Good Samaritan Association /GSA/ is a local non-governmental and non-profitable organization, which is one of the founders and member of Networks of Ethiopian Women Association (NEWA). It is also a member of Christian Relief & Development Association (CCRDA), Union of Ethiopian women charitable associations (UEWCA), Consortium of Reproductive Health Association (COHRA), Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), Anti-trafficking taskforce and Migration taskforce of CCRDA, and Network of organizations providing Shelter based services for victims of migration organized by UNODC. 

The organization was established in 1996 by Ethiopian professionals whom some of them have immense and rich experiences in developed countries and dedicated to development schemes which are targeting the improvement of the life of the Ethiopian women and marginalized section of the population that suffer from abject poverty.

GSA is re-registered a local NGO by FDRE Charities and Society Agency (with a registration number of 0169).

GSA is an association whose development schemes and activities are geared towards alleviating the plights of very low income women and girls who are victims of international and inland women trafficking, who are exposed to many economic, health and social problems. Other low income community members are also beneficiaries of the services provided by GSA. read more

Message from the Executive Director of GSA

Good Samaritan Association /GSA/ is a local non-governmental organization established in 1996 and re-registered as Ethiopian resident charity by the FDRE Charities & Societies Agency with a registration number of 0169 on March 12st, 2016. GSA works with a vision of seeing Ethiopian women and marginalized sections of the population free from poverty and with acceptable standard health and education services. In order to realize this vision, GSA with its meager resources is thriving in ways that could be of help to pull out women from poverty.

GSA provides shelter based accommodation and health services in its Addis Ababa and Gonder (established in May 2019) shelters, and carries out reunification with families and reintegration activities to migrant returnees who returned to their country on voluntary basis or who had been deported. Some of them are trafficked on the way to Europe, South Africa and Arabic country; the others are detained due to illegibility of their residence in the respective countries. read more

UNODC Eastern Africa:

UNODC Eastern Africa‏ @UNODC_EA Dec 19,2020 #Ethiopia: Ms. Hirut Yibabe, Director of Good Samaritans narrating the story of a survivor of #HumanTrafficking during the @UNODC #Ethiopia 1st National

Review Meeting

Review meeting for the second quarter has been held on October 17, 2019 in the presence of Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs(MOLSA), Gullele Subcity Labor and Social Affairs, Gullele Subcity small

Inauguration of Gonder Shelter

Gonder shelter was officially opened in May 2019 in the presence of pre-existing and potential partners, government officials, and associations alike both from Addis Ababa and Gondor. This shelter has