UPDATE: $1925 $1505 needed! Donate here today!
We are really excited to begin our next water project in Ethiopia!!
This one will be in Hula Woreda. The June 2015 team was able to visit the site recently and meet with the local government officers about the water project.
The “hole” where the water gathers. The spring water is actually clean but as it sits in the ground, is walked through by people and animals, it becomes contaminated.
The plans will be to dig back to original water source, pipe out and have an area fenced in with stairs leading it to it. There will also be wash basins where clothes can be washed in clean water as well instead of on the ground in dirty water.
And as God would have it, we saw 2 little guys coming down to get water.
The local water authority told us these little ones would walk 1/2 hour to get water, 4 times a day—more often if they were in the dry season.
These are the little guys you will be giving clean water to.
Around 600 people use this spring.
About 320 of those are children.
43.4M people in Ethiopia don’t have access to safe water. This is over half of the population.
Over 67 million people don’t have access to adequate sanitation in Ethiopia, almost four-fifths of the population.
Around 33,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Ethiopia. (statistics from wateraid.org)
This is the chance for YOU to change that.
We still need around $2000 to complete this.
Want to #behope with clean water? Will you help us raise the remaining $2000?
Donate here today!
Hear from a local community leader on how clean water changed the of the people in his village.