Give Clean Water to Doko Anidi Village

Give Clean Water to Doko Anidi Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 324 people (66 families)

“There was a time when I went to the hospital twice in a month... and sold our animals to cover the expenses.” - Aster, mother of four

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Current water source

“There was a time when I went to the hospital twice in a month... and sold our animals to cover the expenses.” - Aster, mother of four

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Life in Doko Anidi Village: Aster’s Story

If her girls could go to a university, it would fulfill Aster’s greatest dream. In Doko Anidi village, young girls are married off, put to work in the home, and tasked with carrying water from contaminated springs.

Aster notices that the water in their village changes color when it rains, turning a light brown with a foul taste. Still, her family has no other choice but to drink from the river.

“There was a time when I went to the hospital twice in a month because of typhoid and sold our animals to cover the expenses,” she said.

She and her neighbors make an average of three trips to the clinic a year for treatment of waterborne illnesses like typhoid and giardia, a parasite contracted from unsafe food and water.

The cost puts families deeper into poverty, causing them to sell their animals and miss precious work hours to recover from illness.

“When I get sick, my children feel unhappy because they are busy with the duties at home as well as school,” she said. “They are late for school and punished by the school director.”

Without safe water, it will be challenging for Aster and her husband to see their children through primary school, and an ever greater challenge to get them to a university.

Children are suffering from sickness right now in Doko Anidi village, but you can help 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.

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 Doko Anidi village today.

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December 18, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Doko 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 06, 2018: Project Created

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Life in Doko Anidi Village: Aster’s Story

If her girls could go to a university, it would fulfill Aster’s greatest dream. In Doko Anidi village, young girls are married off, put to work in the home, and tasked with carrying water from contaminated springs.

Aster notices that the water in their village changes color when it rains, turning a light brown with a foul taste. Still, her family has no other choice but to drink from the river.

“There was a time when I went to the hospital twice in a month because of typhoid and sold our animals to cover the expenses,” she said.

She and her neighbors make an average of three trips to the clinic a year for treatment of waterborne illnesses like typhoid and giardia, a parasite contracted from unsafe food and water.

The cost puts families deeper into poverty, causing them to sell their animals and miss precious work hours to recover from illness.

“When I get sick, my children feel unhappy because they are busy with the duties at home as well as school,” she said. “They are late for school and punished by the school director.”

Without safe water, it will be challenging for Aster and her husband to see their children through primary school, and an ever greater challenge to get them to a university.

Children are suffering from sickness right now in Doko Anidi village, but you can help 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.

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 Doko Anidi village today.

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December 18, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Doko 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 06, 2018: Project Created

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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.

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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