Clean Water to Genet Anidi Village

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

Clean Water for Genet Anidi Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 177 people (33 families)

Completed on April 25, 2019

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Life in Genet Anidi: Netsanet’s Story

Her mother says that her daughter’s voice is more beautiful these days. It’s a sad, broken, beautiful voice that echoes off the church walls and brings the congregation to tears more often than not.

Netsanet Gasha is a high school student at Daye Secondary School. She sings in the church choir, and last year, she lost her father to typhoid, a water-borne illness.

Netsanet has three brothers and six sisters in her family’s home in Genet Anidi village.

Her school is three hours from Genet Anidi, so she stays with another family during the week. When she is home on the weekends, she helps her mother collect water at the community’s spring.

“I am filled with sadness when I walk to collect water, because I know that it took my father’s life,” she said.

The family has no other source of water, so they must use the contaminated spring.

Netsanet wants to be an engineer when she grows up so she can help construct safe water sources for her village and villages all over Ethiopia.

“I wish for the people of our village to get safe water,” she said. “It would save us so much pain.”

You can help Genet Anidi 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 Genet Anidi village, clean water means that children can pursue their dreams, families can stay together, and everyone can make a way out of poverty.

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 Genet Anidi village today.

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April 25, 2019: Construction complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Genet Anidi!

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

January 25, 2019: Construction started

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

January 19, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Genet Anidi 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! Genet Anidi 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.

January 01, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

October 29, 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 03, 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 Genet Anidi: Netsanet’s Story

Her mother says that her daughter’s voice is more beautiful these days. It’s a sad, broken, beautiful voice that echoes off the church walls and brings the congregation to tears more often than not.

Netsanet Gasha is a high school student at Daye Secondary School. She sings in the church choir, and last year, she lost her father to typhoid, a water-borne illness.

Netsanet has three brothers and six sisters in her family’s home in Genet Anidi village.

Her school is three hours from Genet Anidi, so she stays with another family during the week. When she is home on the weekends, she helps her mother collect water at the community’s spring.

“I am filled with sadness when I walk to collect water, because I know that it took my father’s life,” she said.

The family has no other source of water, so they must use the contaminated spring.

Netsanet wants to be an engineer when she grows up so she can help construct safe water sources for her village and villages all over Ethiopia.

“I wish for the people of our village to get safe water,” she said. “It would save us so much pain.”

You can help Genet Anidi 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 Genet Anidi village, clean water means that children can pursue their dreams, families can stay together, and everyone can make a way out of poverty.

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 Genet Anidi village today.

Read More
April 25, 2019: Construction complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Genet Anidi!

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

January 25, 2019: Construction started

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

January 19, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Genet Anidi 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! Genet Anidi 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.

January 01, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

October 29, 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 03, 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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