Mothers and Children Multisectoral Development Organization (MCMDO) is an indigenous, nongovernmental, nonprofit and humanitarian organization founded in 1997. It was formerly known as Welfare for the Street Mothers and Children Organization (WeSMCO) and was renamed in 2009 to incorporate the broadened thematic areas the organization is increasingly dealing with. The same year MCMDO reregistered in accordance with the Charities and Societies proclamation No.621/2009 as an Ethiopian resident charity organization with certificate number 0022. MCMDO has implemented more than 148 projects in the last and benefited around seven million five hundred beneficiaries all over the country.
Initially the organization’s focus was preventing ‘street-ism’ and promoting rehabilitation but has gradually increased to encompass 7 thematic areas: Health, Education, Skills Training, Family and Community Support, Water and Sanitation, Urban Agriculture and Environmental Protection and Economic Empowerment of women. MCMDO currently works in 2 administrative cities and two hundred fifty woredas.