Deko Anidi, Ethiopia

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  • 49 Families
  • 218 People
  • 49 Families
  • 218 People

“I wish to see a better life for my children.” – Tsahanesh, mother of two

Tsahanesh is worried about sending her children on the dangerous journey to look for water during the dry season. They will have to miss school, likely for months.

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In 6th grade, Tsahanesh was pulled out of school to get married. Today, at the age of 20, she has two young children with her husband, Shibru, in Deko Anidi village.

“Marriage so early was difficult,” she said. “I wanted to stay in school and I wish always that I had more education.”

In rural Ethiopia, young marriages are commonplace, and girls already shouldering the responsibility of journeying for water are further removed from their education by marriage.

Each morning in Deko Anidi, Tsahanesh’s small children walk to the natural spring a mile from their home, and the whole family suffers from diarrhea and frequent stomach pains. Besides the inconvenience of it all, it keeps Tsahanesh’s family from thriving as God intends.

During the dry season, the natural spring dries up, and mothers in Deko Anidi send their children to gather water far away. Tsahanesh is worried about sending her children on the dangerous journey.

“I wish to see a better life for my children,” she said.

You can help Tsahanesh’s children and all of Deko 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, children will take walks to class rather than to far away rivers and ponds.

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 Deko Anidi village today.

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Latest Project News

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Event Type
  • October 29, 2018
    Village Certified ODF
  • October 18, 2018
    Project Created
Each dollar produces a $4 return

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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.

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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