Clean Water to Fardano Huleti Village

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

Clean Water for Fardano Huleti Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 249 people (50 families)

Completed on May 30, 2019

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Life in Fardano Huleti: Danboba’s Story

Danboba watches Yenu leave for the market each day, her tired limbs, her face determined—they mimic his own. But she is covered always by a blanket of sadness, the knowledge that her family has no other options.

Danboba lives in Fardano Huleti village with his wife, Yenu, and their five small children.

The father of five stays home to care for the children and tend to his crops while his wife sells their produce at the local market, a 7.5 mile walk from their home.

He went to school until second grade, and his wife has never set foot in a classroom; each grew up in extreme poverty, and they are doing all they can to keep their own children in school.

Their village is in urgent need of safe water. The pond that Danboba’s children gather water from is teeming with disease, and people are dying every month.

“We are losing our friends and neighbors and my mind is full of worry,” he said. “We continue drinking from this source because we do not have another option.”

Families are dwindling in number. Danboba knows a family who lost three children to acute watery diarrhea, a disease associated with poor hygiene and sanitation.

“I worry for my children and I wish to receive safe water in my village soon,” he said.

Already, he and Yenu have had to sell cattle and entire pieces of their land to pay for their children’s ever-present medical bills.

“We accept now that our money will go towards treatment for waterborne illness,” he said.

You can help Fardano 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. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone. For Fardano Huleti village, clean water means families can save money, live healthy lives, and begin to prosper as God intends.

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 Fardano Huleti village today.

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May 30, 2019: Construction complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Fardano Huleti!

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

April 10, 2019: Construction started

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

March 6, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Fardano 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.

November 23, 2018 : Community Prerequisites met

Fardano Huleti 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.

November 22, 2018: Water Committee Formed

Good news! Fardano Huleti has selected water committee members to manage the new 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.

August 17, 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 01, 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 Fardano Huleti: Danboba’s Story

Danboba watches Yenu leave for the market each day, her tired limbs, her face determined—they mimic his own. But she is covered always by a blanket of sadness, the knowledge that her family has no other options.

Danboba lives in Fardano Huleti village with his wife, Yenu, and their five small children.

The father of five stays home to care for the children and tend to his crops while his wife sells their produce at the local market, a 7.5 mile walk from their home.

He went to school until second grade, and his wife has never set foot in a classroom; each grew up in extreme poverty, and they are doing all they can to keep their own children in school.

Their village is in urgent need of safe water. The pond that Danboba’s children gather water from is teeming with disease, and people are dying every month.

“We are losing our friends and neighbors and my mind is full of worry,” he said. “We continue drinking from this source because we do not have another option.”

Families are dwindling in number. Danboba knows a family who lost three children to acute watery diarrhea, a disease associated with poor hygiene and sanitation.

“I worry for my children and I wish to receive safe water in my village soon,” he said.

Already, he and Yenu have had to sell cattle and entire pieces of their land to pay for their children’s ever-present medical bills.

“We accept now that our money will go towards treatment for waterborne illness,” he said.

You can help Fardano 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. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone. For Fardano Huleti village, clean water means families can save money, live healthy lives, and begin to prosper as God intends.

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 Fardano Huleti village today.

Read More
May 30, 2019: Construction complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Fardano Huleti!

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

April 10, 2019: Construction started

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

March 6, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Fardano 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.

November 23, 2018 : Community Prerequisites met

Fardano Huleti 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.

November 22, 2018: Water Committee Formed

Good news! Fardano Huleti has selected water committee members to manage the new 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.

August 17, 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 01, 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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