Give Clean Water to Deko Huleti Village

Clean Water for Deko Huleti Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 252 people (36 families)

Project funded

“Treatment of diseases, as a result of unsafe water, takes a lion share of our income… It is greater than any other challenge.” - Abebech, mother of five

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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.

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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
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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.

Read More
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
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  • Progress

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  • Completion

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Project Milestones

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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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Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Meseret

Biru

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tsehay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Berhanu

Mesele

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Shibire

Hebo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Yared

Getachew

Geologist

Daro

Ansha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Bontu

Aman

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zufan

Kebede

Cashier

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Selam

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Tigist

Endalew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Tazeb

Tefera

Accountant

Aberra

Elefew

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Zelalem

Regassa

Communications Coordinator

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Misgana

Hirphassa

WASH Engineer (Planning and Design)

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Zerihun

Tura

Communications Coordinator

Workinesh

Teshome

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Meseret

Gizachew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Misrak

Ayano

Program Manager

Lamesa

Bekele

Water & Sanitation Technician

Burkitu

Chuluke

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Ayantu

Getachew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Tsige

Hilo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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