What is the
When Egyptians Relief Association (ERA) founder William
Tadros visited his motherland,
1986, he was overwhelmed by the magnitude of poverty. Poor people occupied
every street corner. His heart broke over the sight of the starving young
child with ripped clothes, the man unable to feed his family, the old lady who
could barely move. Logically, Mr. Tadros realized
he could not help every poor person who he encountered.
could offer them limited funds, how would they continue to live?
That is why the ERA is not simply about helping the poor of our motherland.
It is about empowering them to help themselves. It is a unique concept, in
which the ERA helps the needy become self-sufficient in a short period of
time. The ERA turns the poor helpless man into a businessman, by funding and
establishing a small project for him to own. In addition, the ERA provides
guidance and support for the new business.
Most importantly, the ERA
restores hope in a loving and gracious Father, Who never leaves His children.
God has used the ERA to put a smile on so many poor Christians in
Will you be a part of this growing ministry and join Him?
ERA IS A Non-Profit
Coptic Organization here in the
EGYPTIANS RELIEF ASSOCIATION. Since its inception, the ERA has approached the
Coptic issue differently than any other Coptic non-profit. we have established
a business model whereby the ERA not only help the struggling families in
Egypt financially, but also help these families become self-sufficient in
short times. By establishing small project to the needy and provide direction
and support as long as needed, ERA turns the less fortunate into business
people. While most business enable the families to
become self-sufficient, many other bring enough income to help other families
start their new businesses. In all, ERA has done more than talking about the
Coptic issue. It went out and helped the needy and offered something they can
touch on daily basis (that is food along with hope and support). It also
prevented many conversions through making it possible to young generations to
have some income and afford to get married and avoid temptations. I would like
to ask you to make it possible for ERA to continue its much-needed work in
I would like you to help ERA reach as many churches in the
and abroad as they can. We want to expand their reach so they may bridge
between the capable Copts and the needy once.