Emmanuel Development Association (EDA) is an indigenous Ethiopian charity development organization. It was established in 1996 by Ato Tessema Bekele; founder and Executive Director. Inspired by the dreams he had since his early childhood, Ato Tessema ventured to establish the organization aimed at creating opportunities for the holistic development of orphans and vulnerable children in difficult circumstances. Enthusiastically, he started the charity as an association with an initial investment of ETB 10,000 which he funded from his own pocket. It was after this that some donors, inspired by his vision, decided to extend their support which helped for scaling up projects and project intervention areas.