Give Clean Water to Charcho Huleti Village

Give Clean Water to Charcho Huleti Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 216 people (42 families)

“I feel uncomfortable when we have a guest over because I know they will get sick if I offer them our water.” - Birtu, a young mother

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Current water source

“I feel uncomfortable when we have a guest over because I know they will get sick if I offer them our water.” - Birtu, a young mother

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Life in Charcho Huleti Village: Birtu’s Story

Birtu Badach married her husband, Buna, when she was 15 years old. Today, the two are raising their daughter in Charcho Huleti village.

Birtu gathers their water from a contaminated spring near the village. She said that although she, her four-year-old daughter, and her husband struggle with the usual diarrhea and stomach pains from the water, her neighbor has been recovering from typhoid—a more life-threatening illness—the last few months.

Birtu worries for her daughter. Water contaminated with typhoid fever can be fatal, especially among young children.

But, the family has no other choice but to drink the water. There is no safe water nearby.

The young mother’s biggest dream is to finish her schooling. Because she married so young, and she spends so many hours collecting water, she has not been able to complete her primary school education. She wants to spare the same fate for her daughter.

“I wish for my daughter to get an education when she is old enough,” she said.

You can help Birtu’s family and all of Charcho Huleti 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. For families in Charcho Huleti, clean water means they don’t have to live in fear of water-borne illness. It means children and their parents will be able to go back to school.

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 Charcho Huleti village today.

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January 11, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Charcho Huleti! 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 27, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Charcho Huleti! 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 12, 2018: Project Created
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Latest Project News

Life in Charcho Huleti Village: Birtu’s Story

Birtu Badach married her husband, Buna, when she was 15 years old. Today, the two are raising their daughter in Charcho Huleti village.

Birtu gathers their water from a contaminated spring near the village. She said that although she, her four-year-old daughter, and her husband struggle with the usual diarrhea and stomach pains from the water, her neighbor has been recovering from typhoid—a more life-threatening illness—the last few months.

Birtu worries for her daughter. Water contaminated with typhoid fever can be fatal, especially among young children.

But, the family has no other choice but to drink the water. There is no safe water nearby.

The young mother’s biggest dream is to finish her schooling. Because she married so young, and she spends so many hours collecting water, she has not been able to complete her primary school education. She wants to spare the same fate for her daughter.

“I wish for my daughter to get an education when she is old enough,” she said.

You can help Birtu’s family and all of Charcho Huleti 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. For families in Charcho Huleti, clean water means they don’t have to live in fear of water-borne illness. It means children and their parents will be able to go back to school.

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 Charcho Huleti village today.

Read More
January 11, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Charcho Huleti! 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 27, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Charcho Huleti! 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 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.

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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