Clean Water to Doramo Wemerera Village

Previous water source (L), newly completed water source (R)

Clean Water for Doramo Wemerera Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 355 people (72 families)

Completed on July 16, 2018

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Life in Doramo Wemerera: Safe Water for All

As of July 16, 2018, all 355 people in Doramo Wemerera village drink safe water and practice healthy sanitation and hygiene.

Safe water is giving everyone more opportunities and greater health. Children, no longer sick from preventable water-related illnesses, are able to go to school; parents are saving time gathering water and using that time to invest in their futures.

In an initial survey, Doramo Wemerera and surrounding villages reported that just half of households were drinking safe water. Less than 1% of households had a bathroom with a door and a roof to keep human waste from getting into the village.

Today, over 90% of homes in Doramo Wemerera have an improved bathroom to help prevent disease, and everyone has access to safe water close by. Children are able to wash their hands with soap at critical times in the day, and everyone is living healthier lives.

Daye Sida, a resident of Bensa, said, “This will be a great relief for our family in many ways, including improved health and economy of my family, reduced workload, reduced distance traveled in search of water.”

Families are empowered to utilize their own skills and resources, and they are actively practicing health and sanitation habits that save lives around the world each day.

Change was possible because the community came together to learn and practice vital health and sanitation practices. Lifewater supporters gave generously to support these trainings and a safe water source, effectively becoming the hands and feet of Jesus in rural Ethiopia.

You can make a difference in a village like Doramo Wemerera. 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 a village water project just like Doramo Wemerera today!

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February 2019: Certified Healthy Village

Great news! Doramo Wemerera 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.

7/16/2018: Construction Complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Doramo Wemerera!

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

6/16/2018: Construction Started

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

5/19/2018: Community Prerequisites Met

Doramo Wemerera has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

February 2016: Project Ready
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Latest Project News

Life in Doramo Wemerera: Safe Water for All

As of July 16, 2018, all 355 people in Doramo Wemerera village drink safe water and practice healthy sanitation and hygiene.

Safe water is giving everyone more opportunities and greater health. Children, no longer sick from preventable water-related illnesses, are able to go to school; parents are saving time gathering water and using that time to invest in their futures.

In an initial survey, Doramo Wemerera and surrounding villages reported that just half of households were drinking safe water. Less than 1% of households had a bathroom with a door and a roof to keep human waste from getting into the village.

Today, over 90% of homes in Doramo Wemerera have an improved bathroom to help prevent disease, and everyone has access to safe water close by. Children are able to wash their hands with soap at critical times in the day, and everyone is living healthier lives.

Daye Sida, a resident of Bensa, said, “This will be a great relief for our family in many ways, including improved health and economy of my family, reduced workload, reduced distance traveled in search of water.”

Families are empowered to utilize their own skills and resources, and they are actively practicing health and sanitation habits that save lives around the world each day.

Change was possible because the community came together to learn and practice vital health and sanitation practices. Lifewater supporters gave generously to support these trainings and a safe water source, effectively becoming the hands and feet of Jesus in rural Ethiopia.

You can make a difference in a village like Doramo Wemerera. 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 a village water project just like Doramo Wemerera today!

Read More
February 2019: Certified Healthy Village

Great news! Doramo Wemerera 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.

7/16/2018: Construction Complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Doramo Wemerera!

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

6/16/2018: Construction Started

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

5/19/2018: Community Prerequisites Met

Doramo Wemerera has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

February 2016: Project Ready
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