Mujejeguwa Loka Women Development Association (MLWDA) is an Ethiopian Residents Charity. It started its community-based development initiatives earlier on in 1996 Although the association obtained its legal registration with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Justice in 2002\03, and has been in existence for over 8 years starting as a relatively small organization, based in the Metekel Zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz National Regional State. Mujejeguw Loka in the Gumuz language means ‘down light’; where Mujejeguwa stands for ‘down’ and the Loka for ‘light’. Today, MLWDA is one of the indigenous NGO in the region as well in Ethiopia.

The Founder:TIRHAS MEZGEBE is the founder and initiator of MLWDA. She as been a huge inspiration and has also been recognized for her works in this initiative by different organization. Please visit the following documented sites for her works and recognition.


To see the Benshangul Gumuz people empowered socially, and economically. To witness children particularly girls get access to basic social services.


  • Improved women and children health status.
  • Promote basic social services such as education and health posts.
  • Advocate for the protection and rehabilitation of the environment


To contribute to the regional effort in addressing issues of all forms of children and women health complications and support the capacity of the government institutions to enhance the capacity of women and children.