Give Clean Water to Aymo Anidi Village

Give Clean Water to Aymo Anidi Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 218 people (37 families)

“Life is so difficult without safe water...we have no help except God” - Shubare, mother of six

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Current water source

“Life is so difficult without safe water...we have no help except God” - Shubare, mother of six

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Life in Aymo Anidi: Shubare’s Story

Shubare Ashango and her 12-year-old daughter, Leke, have a close bond. With five of Shubare’s children grown and moved away, and her husband gone for the past four years, Leke is her mother’s joy.

Three times a day, Leke walks to a nearby spring to fill her containers with water. As the only child in the home, she takes on much of the responsibility.

“Life is so difficult without safe water,” Shubare said. “We have no help except God; I wish to get safe water in my village.”

After gathering the morning’s water for her mother, Leke walks to school. Although she’s 12 years old, sickness caused by unsafe water and missed school days have put Leke behind, and she is in third grade.

“My greatest dream is to see my children successful in their education,” her mother said.

When Shubare becomes ill, she no longer visits the clinic for a diagnosis. Familiar with the symptoms of contaminated water, she goes straight to the pharmacy for medicine. The cost has set her back financially and she cannot afford to send her daughter to school, so a neighbor has sponsored her education.

She worries that if life continues like this, she will fall into a deep hopelessness.

“I am looking forward to support from above,” she said.

You can help Tesfanesh and others in Aymo Anidi village 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, hope can be renewed for Shubare and others like her.

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 Aymo Anidi village today.

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February 08, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Aymo 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 15, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Aymo 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 01, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Aymo 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.

December 18, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Aymo 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 5, 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 07, 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 Aymo Anidi: Shubare’s Story

Shubare Ashango and her 12-year-old daughter, Leke, have a close bond. With five of Shubare’s children grown and moved away, and her husband gone for the past four years, Leke is her mother’s joy.

Three times a day, Leke walks to a nearby spring to fill her containers with water. As the only child in the home, she takes on much of the responsibility.

“Life is so difficult without safe water,” Shubare said. “We have no help except God; I wish to get safe water in my village.”

After gathering the morning’s water for her mother, Leke walks to school. Although she’s 12 years old, sickness caused by unsafe water and missed school days have put Leke behind, and she is in third grade.

“My greatest dream is to see my children successful in their education,” her mother said.

When Shubare becomes ill, she no longer visits the clinic for a diagnosis. Familiar with the symptoms of contaminated water, she goes straight to the pharmacy for medicine. The cost has set her back financially and she cannot afford to send her daughter to school, so a neighbor has sponsored her education.

She worries that if life continues like this, she will fall into a deep hopelessness.

“I am looking forward to support from above,” she said.

You can help Tesfanesh and others in Aymo Anidi village 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, hope can be renewed for Shubare and others like her.

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 Aymo Anidi village today.

Read More
February 08, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Aymo 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 15, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Aymo 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 01, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Aymo 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.

December 18, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Aymo 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 5, 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 07, 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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Project Milestones

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    Project Ready

  • Water Committee Formed

    Water Committee Formed

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  • 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.

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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