Give Clean Water to Alawa Anidi Village

Give Clean Water to Alawa Anidi Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 206 people (45 families)

“I wish for my village to get safe water so that girls can go to school.” - Kababush, a mother and teacher

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Current water source

“I wish for my village to get safe water so that girls can go to school.” - Kababush, a mother and teacher

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Life in Alawa Anidi Village: Kababush’s Story

Kababush’s students and her five-month-old son are her life. They are the future of Ethiopia, and yet so many of her students at Murango Primary must miss school because they do not have safe water.

Kababush Kayiso is a teacher at Murago Primary school, a two-hour walk from her home. Before she walks to work, she gathers water at the village spring; the water is not safe for drinking.

“Many students drop out, or they are absent for more than two weeks from school, and when they are there, they’re not actively participating because they are sick,” she said.

Young girls are especially affected by the schools lack of safe bathrooms and clean water.

“When they are on their menstrual cycles, they do not come to school,” she said.

Her husband, Amare, is the school director at Murango Primary. Their jobs provide just enough money for them to eat each day, but like their neighbors, they suffer from the contaminated water.

Families in Alawa Anidi experience typhoid and diarrhea regularly. When it gets severe, they go to the clinic to seek treatment, an astronomical cost for every family.

You can help Alawa Anidi today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone. With clean water, families can work and save more. For families in Alawa Anidi, clean water means the children can spend their time in school, learning, growing, and making a way out of poverty.

Here’s what happens when you sponsor a village water project through Lifewater:

Partner with a village. Your gift kickstarts a community water project.
Teach healthy habits. Small changes make a big impact on family health.
Build a well. The village contributes up to 15% for construction.
Measure impact. Local staff track success and provide support.
Engage the church. We equip local churches to love their community.

Sponsor Alawa Anidi village today.

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January 01, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Alawa Anidi! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

October 29, 2018: Village Certified ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

October 12, 2018: Project Created
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Life in Alawa Anidi Village: Kababush’s Story

Kababush’s students and her five-month-old son are her life. They are the future of Ethiopia, and yet so many of her students at Murango Primary must miss school because they do not have safe water.

Kababush Kayiso is a teacher at Murago Primary school, a two-hour walk from her home. Before she walks to work, she gathers water at the village spring; the water is not safe for drinking.

“Many students drop out, or they are absent for more than two weeks from school, and when they are there, they’re not actively participating because they are sick,” she said.

Young girls are especially affected by the schools lack of safe bathrooms and clean water.

“When they are on their menstrual cycles, they do not come to school,” she said.

Her husband, Amare, is the school director at Murango Primary. Their jobs provide just enough money for them to eat each day, but like their neighbors, they suffer from the contaminated water.

Families in Alawa Anidi experience typhoid and diarrhea regularly. When it gets severe, they go to the clinic to seek treatment, an astronomical cost for every family.

You can help Alawa Anidi today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone. With clean water, families can work and save more. For families in Alawa Anidi, clean water means the children can spend their time in school, learning, growing, and making a way out of poverty.

Here’s what happens when you sponsor a village water project through Lifewater:

Partner with a village. Your gift kickstarts a community water project.
Teach healthy habits. Small changes make a big impact on family health.
Build a well. The village contributes up to 15% for construction.
Measure impact. Local staff track success and provide support.
Engage the church. We equip local churches to love their community.

Sponsor Alawa Anidi village today.

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January 01, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Alawa Anidi! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

October 29, 2018: Village Certified ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

October 12, 2018: Project Created
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When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Project Milestones

  • Project Ready

    Project Ready

  • Water Committee Formed

    Water Committee Formed

  • Community Prerequisites Met

    Community Prerequisites Met

  • Construction Started

    Construction Started

  • Village Has Safe Water Source

    Village Has Safe Water Source

  • Healthy Village

    Healthy Village

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Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

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