Give Clean Water to Alawa Anidi Village

Clean Water for Alawa Anidi Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 206 people (45 families)

Project funded

“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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April 17, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Alawa Anidi. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

March 08, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 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.

January 25, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Alawa Anidi has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

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.

May 01, 2018: CLTS Complete

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

May 2018: Project Ready
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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.

Read More
April 17, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Alawa Anidi. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

March 08, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 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.

January 25, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Alawa Anidi has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

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.

May 01, 2018: CLTS Complete

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

May 2018: Project Ready
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water project, you'll receive:

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  • Progress

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  • Completion

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Meet the Team

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

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yared

Getachew

Geologist

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Daro

Ansha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Burkitu

Chuluke

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Bontu

Aman

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tsehay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meseret

Gizachew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Ayantu

Getachew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Berhanu

Mesele

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Tsige

Hilo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tigist

Endalew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meseret

Biru

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zufan

Kebede

Cashier

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Workinesh

Teshome

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Aberra

Elefew

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Tazeb

Tefera

Accountant

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mokonen

Soboksa

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Shibire

Hebo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Lamesa

Bekele

Water & Sanitation Technician

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Misgana

Hirphassa

WASH Engineer (Planning and Design)

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Selam

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Misrak

Ayano

Program Manager

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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