UK Team

To keep our overheads down The Kindu Trust employs two part-time members of staff in the UK.


Kindu UK Manager – Caroline Walker

Caroline responds to our supporters, fundraises for our community and livelihood programmes and supports the Ethiopian team with project logistics and organisational administration.  Contact at


UK Sponsorship Coordinator – Michou Gerits

Michou is here for our international sponsors, she can respond to any queries and facilitates home projects or gifts sponsors would like to get for their sponsored families. Michou is also leading our programme to engage with primary and secondary schools to raise awareness about our work. Contact at



The Kindu Trust in the UK is also supported and overseen by a team of voluntary trustees dedicated to supporting the activities of the charity and ensuring we remain true to our mission.

Pete Belfield – Pete has visited Ethiopia numerous times including for a six month period when he was supporting our team and schools. He has extensive experience working in the charity sector, and brings knowledge and experience of HR, fundraising, marketing and business strategy.

Ashley England, Treasurer – Ashley is Kindu Trust’s Treasurer, and a maths teacher in Oxford. He has a thorough understanding of our work having been a secondary school Link Coordinator in the UK and having visited Ethiopia on two occasions. and who guides us wisely in all matters financial.

Melaku Getachew – Melaku is a notable London lawyer and is our main source of advice when it comes to anything Ethiopian or indeed legal. With his good-natured guidance and help, our projects are well focused and accomplished.

Gabriella Otty – Gabriella is a linguist and psychotherapist and has strong family connections with Ethiopia. She is instrumental in raising awareness about our work and bringing new funding for its innovative projects.

Linked Charities

The Kindu Trust works very closely with Link Ethiopia, who we consider our sister charity. We share our UK and Ethiopian offices with them and our staff work closely together on our common goals of supporting children in Ethiopia, particularly improving life opportunities through education. You can read more about Link Ethiopia here: