Charcho Huleti, Ethiopia

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  • 42 Families
  • 216 People
  • 42 Families
  • 216 People

“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

Birtu and her daughter drink water from this spring, which is known to have given typhoid fever to their neighbors.

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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 neighbors have had it worse.

One neighbor is battling typhoid, and Birtu worries for her daughter. Water contaminated with the typhoid fever can be fatal, especially among young children.

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 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 nobody has to live in fear of waterborne 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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Latest Project News

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  • October 12, 2018
    Project Created
Each dollar produces a $4 return

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$10,800

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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.

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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