About us

Our company

ENTOTO Beth artisan is an Ethiopian social business restoring the lives of women and families on mount Entoto who have been affected by HIV/Aids through fair wage employment, medical consultations, and greater skill training.

My name is Bethlehem Berhane, the owner and general manager of Entoto Beth Artisan. I came to visit the jewelry program started by Beza Entoto Outreach in 2008 and from there learned about the Mount Entoto community. I have always been a business woman and after seeing this program I promised God that I would one day coordinate and create jobs for at risk women in Ethiopia.

As the years went on I continued to see much poverty in my community and realizing I could not just sit back and wait for the government to change policies I began seeking opportunities to use my God-given talent and passion for things greater than myself. 

As Beza Entoto Outreach continued to grow and sought to change its NGO status, I acquired the program in 2012 and established it as a business model under the name Entoto Beth Artisan. Since that time the program has grown to 128 women, with the goal of offering employment to all female residents who still live on Mount Entoto. We have also began to expand our skills into leather working. always been a business woman and after seeing this program I promised God that I would one day coordinate and create jobs for at risk women in Ethiopia.

My dream is to not just impact the women on Mount Entoto, but for each of those women to in turn create opportunities like this to empower others in their lives who are less fortunate. I pray that each of them may become a solution for others. I hope that through each individual we employ this idea will multiply and grow big enough to change our whole country. This business is not just about profit. Entoto Beth Artisan is not for me, it is for the benefit of the nation, and for this generation.

Thank you for your support!

Bethlehem Berhane


Our team

Some of our team

Our team who changes a dream to product

Our team composed of the 120 production team women, 15 leather production team and the 40  staff being led by the owners and the general manager, has accomplished the aim of reaching and satisfying the whole world by the products  they produce. We have a bigger dream of adding and empowering more women living with HIV and starting production of our products in much wider and deeper way!!

Our inspiring women

In my past, the way I used to earn my living was by labor work and it was very much affecting my physical and health condition. But now that I joined ENTOTO I get to work in a comfortable room full of people with my background which makes me feel at home. In addition to paying my bills and facilitating personal saving mechanisms, each day ENTOTO treats me and my colleagues with free fruit, bread and coffee. And every holiday being concerned with our expenses, we are given a monetary present from the owners. Me and my daughter have no words to express how happy I am right now. I truly wish a future filled with success and growth for the company.

Andinet Tilahun

One of the many things I admire about ENTOTO is that it has a monthly evaluating system by which star of the month is selected and awarded depending on work effeciency. This puts us in a positive competition and makes our work more interesting.I love my job and I have a continuously growing life standard because of the yearly salary increment. Currently, me and my daughter are living in a good house and am fulfilling her needs better than ever.

Zemen Solomon

I give lots of thanks to my Lord for putting an end to the labor work which I used to do and for making me join ENTOTO. I used to carry extremely heavy woods and travel long distances in the foggy days of the mountain. My life is changed in so many ways and I am grateful for all.

Alem Tesfaye