Give Clean Water to Daniye Anidi Village

Give Clean Water to Daniye Anidi Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 213 people (40 families)

Project funded

“I am praying that we get safe water in our village and get rid of giardia.” - Aregash, mother of two

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Life in Daniye Anidi: Aregash’s Story

Whenever Aregash must travel to purchase what she calls “cultural medicine,” her two children must stay home to watch the animals.

Village residents in Daniye Anidi are particularly susceptible to giardia, an intestinal infection caused by a parasite in contaminated water. Although each journey for medicine takes the young mother two days, it is still cheaper than spending money on a prescription.

The village spring is making everyone sick.

“When it rains, the taste is like rust materials,” she said.

Aregash and her husband, Kidane, grow ensete (Ethiopian banana).When she’s not collecting water, she and her husband are working on their farm, caring for their children, and preparing food for their two cows.

The family is happy and their children are always filled with energy, running between the ensete plants. But, when they have diarrhea or when Aregash must travel for medicine, it strains the family financially and emotionally.

Additionally, nobody in Daniye Anidi has a bathroom, so everyone goes outside. The unsanitary environment is a contributor to the village’s poor health.

“I am praying that we get safe water in our village and get rid of giardia so that we can lead our family life with a plan and healthfully,” she said.

You can help Daniye 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. Clean water means families can spend more time playing, studying, and working, and less time recovering from waterborne illnesses.

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 Daniye Anidi village today.

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April 03, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Daniye 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.

March 20, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Daniye 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.

March 06, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Daniye 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 11, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Daniye 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 16, 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 02, 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 Daniye Anidi: Aregash’s Story

Whenever Aregash must travel to purchase what she calls “cultural medicine,” her two children must stay home to watch the animals.

Village residents in Daniye Anidi are particularly susceptible to giardia, an intestinal infection caused by a parasite in contaminated water. Although each journey for medicine takes the young mother two days, it is still cheaper than spending money on a prescription.

The village spring is making everyone sick.

“When it rains, the taste is like rust materials,” she said.

Aregash and her husband, Kidane, grow ensete (Ethiopian banana).When she’s not collecting water, she and her husband are working on their farm, caring for their children, and preparing food for their two cows.

The family is happy and their children are always filled with energy, running between the ensete plants. But, when they have diarrhea or when Aregash must travel for medicine, it strains the family financially and emotionally.

Additionally, nobody in Daniye Anidi has a bathroom, so everyone goes outside. The unsanitary environment is a contributor to the village’s poor health.

“I am praying that we get safe water in our village and get rid of giardia so that we can lead our family life with a plan and healthfully,” she said.

You can help Daniye 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. Clean water means families can spend more time playing, studying, and working, and less time recovering from waterborne illnesses.

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 Daniye Anidi village today.

Read More
April 03, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Daniye 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.

March 20, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Daniye 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.

March 06, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Daniye 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 11, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Daniye 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 16, 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 02, 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 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

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    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

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yared

Demissie

Geologist

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Misrak

Ayano

Program Manager

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Berhanu

Mesele

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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