order to raise financial and material support required for the
implementation of development projects, ODA had to organize various
fund raising programs. These programs not only helped in securing
money for development activities, but they also had a considerable
contribution in promoting and publicizing the cause of the association.
The fund raising programs conducted by ODA since its establishment
are the following.
This was a fund raising dinner program held in Finfine at the
Ghion Hotel. Birr 2,393,115 in cash was obtained during this event.
trade exhibition and bazar
During this program, which took place in Nekemte, capital of East
Wellega zone, birr 142,241 was raised.
In this fund raising activity tombolla tickets were sold throughout
the country bringing in 2,719,454 birr.
In addition to raising fund to assist its development endeavors,
ODA sponsored this event to encourage trade and investment in
Oromia. From this program carried out from February 27 - March
9, ODA obtained in cash Birr 251,056.
This was the special fund raising program and was the biggest
of all the preceding like programs. During this program a total
of Birr 112,623,048 was pledged to ODA. Out of this amount 90%
This was a program on which over 45 different organizations participated
and exhibited variety of products and services. The program was
launched by the ODA in coordination with Ethio Investment Promotion
Service in the year 2001. ODA had a share of Birr 140,000 out
of the total income obtained from the trade fair.