Board member

Demeke Tekle-Wold

Co-Founder, Board Director 

Deme has his Bachelor's and Master’s degree from Western Washington College in the United States.  Born and raised in Ethiopia, he returned home to serve his country with posts in the Government. He later went on to own and operate a hard bean business. In 1975, he fled along with his family. Once, the family made it safely to the United States, Deme worked in the Middle East and eventual started Hel-Mar, in Fort Wayne Indiana. Along the way, he worked alongside Marta to change thousands of lives in Ethiopia by co-founding Project Mercy. Today, Deme resides in Ethiopia. He still acts as an advisory to the ministry.