Daniye Anidi Village
Water Project

Fully Sponsored

$9,900 Raised of $9,900

2 supporters, 100% sponsored

Village Water Project

Daniye Anidi, Ethiopia, Africa

GPS: 6.5403, 38.8009

213 people

  • Story
  • Updates 8
  • Plan

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.

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

Daniye Anidi is in a very remote region of Ethiopia

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Daniye Anidi:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Daniye Anidi has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Daniye Anidi has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

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

Healthy Village

Great news! Daniye 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. That is a new future for 213 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved

Story

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.

Updates

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

Plan

Daniye Anidi is in a very remote region of Ethiopia

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Daniye Anidi:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Daniye Anidi has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Daniye Anidi has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

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

Healthy Village

Great news! Daniye 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. That is a new future for 213 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved