Ethiopian Blind Development Association, Inc. (EBDA, Inc.) is an organization, based on the philanthropic efforts of our founder and president, Ms. Mimi Burouk. EBDA Inc. was incorporated in 2011, in the state of Maryland in order to improve our ability to raise funding to carry out the missionary efforts of our founder. The plight of blind orphaned children in Ethiopia is a disparaging journey for many and is due, in the majority cases, to circumstances out of their control. EBDA Inc. emphasizes on providing a new life for all orphaned children focusing on visually impaired orphans, especially to those whose eyes were gouged out or burned and their blindness created by someone else in order to use them as begging tools only for them to eat from trash cans. These poor innocent children are begging literally for 1 penny. These children live their lives in the streets and are the inspiration for our sacrifice and charity. EBDA, Inc. was created to help change the lives of visually impaired orphans in Ethiopia and to provide stable, enriching, loving environments for these beautiful children who have lost their parents due to diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, meningitis, malaria, cholera, measles, and more. At present, EBDA, Inc. is seeking funding to provide food, shelter, Braille devices, canes (mobility aides), education, access to medical care, counseling and other rehabilitative services for visually impaired orphans.