Deko Huleti Village
Water Project

Project Funded!

Village Water Project

Deko Huleti, Ethiopia, Africa

GPS: 6.5231, 38.8862

252 people

Status: In Progress

  • Story
  • Updates 5
  • Plan

Life in Deko Huleti: Abebech’s Story

A muddy spring over an hour’s journey from Deko Huleti village is Abebech’s only source of water. When the rains wash the animal feces and dirt into the spring, it turns a light brown color.

Abebech, her five children, and her husband are one family of 36 that must drink from this spring.

“Treatment of diseases, as a result of unsafe water, takes a lion share of our income,” she said. “It is greater than any other challenge.”

The mother of five is strained under the circumstances and constantly worried for the lives of her children.

“I always fear if our children get sick because we do not have a road to take them to the hospital,” she said.

Deko Huleti village is so remote that no roads lead in or out of it; when children get seriously sick, they must be carried or sent on a motorcycle on a long, bumpy ride for treatment.

Despite these challenges, she holds onto her hope for the future.

“My greatest dream is to see my children successful in their educations, become doctors, and serve people of our village,” she said.

With safe water, Abebech would have more time, less illness, and as a result, more opportunity.

“One day I hope to have a warehouse and store different goods like beans and peas to sell during their shortage,” she said.

You can help Abebech’s family and others is Deko Huleti 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. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

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 Huleti village today.

July 12, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

June 28, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Deko 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.

August 21, 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 3, 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

Deko Huleti 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 Deko Huleti:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Deko Huleti 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

Deko Huleti 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 Deko Huleti 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! Deko Huleti 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 252 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved

Story

Life in Deko Huleti: Abebech’s Story

A muddy spring over an hour’s journey from Deko Huleti village is Abebech’s only source of water. When the rains wash the animal feces and dirt into the spring, it turns a light brown color.

Abebech, her five children, and her husband are one family of 36 that must drink from this spring.

“Treatment of diseases, as a result of unsafe water, takes a lion share of our income,” she said. “It is greater than any other challenge.”

The mother of five is strained under the circumstances and constantly worried for the lives of her children.

“I always fear if our children get sick because we do not have a road to take them to the hospital,” she said.

Deko Huleti village is so remote that no roads lead in or out of it; when children get seriously sick, they must be carried or sent on a motorcycle on a long, bumpy ride for treatment.

Despite these challenges, she holds onto her hope for the future.

“My greatest dream is to see my children successful in their educations, become doctors, and serve people of our village,” she said.

With safe water, Abebech would have more time, less illness, and as a result, more opportunity.

“One day I hope to have a warehouse and store different goods like beans and peas to sell during their shortage,” she said.

You can help Abebech’s family and others is Deko Huleti 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. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

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 Huleti village today.

Updates

July 12, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

June 28, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Deko 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.

August 21, 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 3, 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

Deko Huleti 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 Deko Huleti:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Deko Huleti 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

Deko Huleti 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 Deko Huleti 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! Deko Huleti 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 252 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved