Clean Water to Aymo Anidi Village

Previous water source (L), newly completed water source (R)

Clean Water for Aymo Anidi Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 218 people (37 families)

Completed on April 25, 2019

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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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May 15, 2019: Certified Healthy Village

Great news! Aymo Anidi is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy.

April 25, 2019: Construction Complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Aymo Anidi!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community.

February 2, 2019: Construction started

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

January 26, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Aymo Anidi has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

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.

November 15, 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.

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
May 15, 2019: Certified Healthy Village

Great news! Aymo Anidi is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy.

April 25, 2019: Construction Complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Aymo Anidi!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community.

February 2, 2019: Construction started

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

January 26, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Aymo Anidi has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

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.

November 15, 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.

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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