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Beyond The Orphange

Beyond The Orphanage

Beyond The Orphanage (BTO) is an Australian non-profit development organisation that supports orphans in Ethiopia through a unique model of care.

BTO uses a kinship/foster-care model to change the lives of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable children, one by one.  At-risk children are placed within loving families in their own community and supported to become self-reliant adults.

Around 5 million children in Ethiopia have lost one or both parents. 70% are between the ages of 12 and 17.  The BTO Difference is that we take children regardless of age, gender, physical or mental ability into our program and work with them in a community based setting.

We’re small enough to be there for each child, experienced enough to provide the necessary support, and strong enough to help each child create the future that’s right for them.

We’re a non-profit and non-denominational organization and we rely on donor funds.

To learn more about our work and the children we help, please visit:

Thank you for your support.


ParVous is proud to be associated with Beyond The Orphanage.  A portion of proceeds from every pair of ParVous and PV HandMade shoes goes to supporting BTO in Ethiopia.  We hope you might also be able to help Beyond The Orphanage make a big difference in small ways.  Click on the banner below to visit the BTO website.  

(Images Credit: Kerry Pryor)