To send funds to Empress Mentewab School...

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There are four ways to make a donation to Empress Mentewab School:

(1) PayPal
(2) SWIFT International Bank Transfer
(3) Link Ethiopia
(4) Money Transfer Company

Please do not send a cheque as it is unlikely the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia will accept it.

(1) Paypal

Kate is looking into setting up a 'Payment by Paypal' option on this website. Meanwhile, if you wish to make a donation by Paypal, the Paypal ID to use is:

After receiving your donation, Kate will transfer it to the school's bank account in Debark along with other funds.

(2) SWIFT International Bank Transfer

This method is fast and secure. It is also very convenient for Kate. Please use the following bank details:

Bank: Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Address: International Banking Division, PO Box 255, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Branch: Debark
Account Number: 1000029946624
Account Name: Empress Mentewab School
IBAN: none

(Note that the old account number 805C23000095 will still work, but it is better to use the new account number given above.)

(3) Link Ethiopia

If you are a UK resident and/or UK tax payer, you may prefer to pay through the UK-registered charity called Link Ethiopia, which helps schools in Ethiopia. Not only will you be spared bank charges, but Link Ethiopia will also reclaim Gift Aid where this is applicable. The tax reclaimed will go towards Link Ethiopia's overheads (including covering bank charges incurred when transferring funds to Ethiopia), not to Empress Mentewab School. Link Ethiopia regularly sends funds to its Gondar office and payments for Empress Mentewab School will be forwarded from there to the school's bank account in Debark. The Link Ethiopia website has full details about the ways in which donations can be made. When you make a payment via Link Ethiopia, please make it clear that your donation is for Empress Mentewab School.

(4) Money Transfer Company

The following money transfer companies work with the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia:

Western Union
Birritu Express
Alante Financial Services (Aryas Micro Finance)
Xpress Money

The recipient's name should be stated as: Catherine Fereday Eshete.