Years ago, Aberu became a widow with eight children in the rural community of Korala, Ethiopia. Without safe water nearby, the children were sick nonstop, and Aberu walked dangerous paths to reach unsafe water sources.
But, in 2019, Aberu met one of Lifewater’s local health promoters, Triunes.
“What attracted me most was Lifewater’s loving manner, because they are helpful and respectful,” Aberu said.
Triunes showed her how to keep her home sanitary so her children would grow healthy. She spoke encouragement over Aberu, who was so in need of it. And in 2019, the drilling team struck water right in Aberu’s front yard!
“All the time, Triunes came to check on me,” Aberu said. “We received clean water, but also lessons day to day without any payments on how to keep our sanitation and hygiene.”
“She told me about Jesus, and now I am saved,” she added.
Today, Aberu and the other 145 people in Korala village drink safe water. Aberu has joined her local church and serves on the counsel, and whenever she can, she tells someone about Jesus.
For Aberu, it’s difficult to imagine asking God for any more than she has already received.
Still, she said, “The most I desire is that my children be firmly living in the hands of God; I pray that my children are able to accomplish all their dreams in their education.”
Today, every child and community member in Korala village has a bright future ahead.