Help us give the gift of clean water!
Imagine being a trained medical professional doing all that you can to help patients get healthy and stay healthy only to e thwarted by something that we here take for granted.
During the October visit to Awassa we ventured out to a remote village called Burra to meet the people who live there and to look at the future site of the next PHA water project.
Upon arriving the leadership that met us were insistent that instead of visiting that site we follow them to another spot. After some discussion between them and Ajuuja staff we followed them to a nearby building and were joined by dozens of adults and lots of curious children.
One of the leaders explained to us that the building was a health clinic whose primary purpose for maternity care.
Two young men in lab coats stood nearby listening while the leader went to to tell us that the clinic had no access to clean water or any purification system. He continued and described the frustration of the clinic’s team who were trained to care for others but that lacked that one simple thing.
They told us of waterborne illness and heart wrenching stories of great loss due to that.
The leadership of the area understands the importance of clean water, especially in a health care facility, and asked that, if we intended to help with water, that it be there instead of the community site.
Imagine that choice.
The gravity of that choice is overwhelming.
So Project Hopeful Awassa has committed to both! We need your help!
The community water project will give clean water to around 3400 people. Over three thousand people whose lives can be great impacted.
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