Genet Huleti Village
Water Project

Fully Sponsored

$13,445 Raised of $12,750

43 supporters, 105% sponsored

Village Water Project

Genet Huleti, Ethiopia, Africa

GPS: 6.5134, 38.8846

255 people

  • Story
  • Updates 4
  • Plan

Life in Genet Huleti: Amirot’s Story

Amirot Abraham is 20 years old and the first daughter of her large family of eight. In fifth grade, Amirot dropped out of school. Her siblings were sick constantly from water-related illnesses, and her mother needed help caring for them.

In Genet Huleti village, community members draw water from a spring that gathers in a puddle on the ground, and illness is frequent.

Amirot has a gentle spirit. She is shy, but vocal about her hopes for her brothers and sisters.

When asked about her own dreams, Amirot hesitated, seeming to consider what it meant for her to have her own aspirations.

“I hope to do my best to continue my education one day and become a teacher,” she said.

With Amirot’s patience and her natural tendency as a nurturer, she would make a wonderful teacher one day.

But, without safe water, her hopes seem like far off dreams.

When the rains cease in Genet Huleti, families walk far distances to get a drink of water, and many hours are wasted. Children miss school. Parents miss work, and everyone struggles.

You can help Amirot’s family and others in Genet Huleti 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. With safe water, Amirot has the opportunity to save money, return to school, and pursue her every dream.

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 Huleti village today.

June 20, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Genet 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 08, 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

Genet Huleti is in a very remote region of Ethiopia

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Genet Huleti:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Genet Huleti has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Genet Huleti has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

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

Healthy Village

Great news! Genet Huleti 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. That is a new future for 255 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved

Story

Life in Genet Huleti: Amirot’s Story

Amirot Abraham is 20 years old and the first daughter of her large family of eight. In fifth grade, Amirot dropped out of school. Her siblings were sick constantly from water-related illnesses, and her mother needed help caring for them.

In Genet Huleti village, community members draw water from a spring that gathers in a puddle on the ground, and illness is frequent.

Amirot has a gentle spirit. She is shy, but vocal about her hopes for her brothers and sisters.

When asked about her own dreams, Amirot hesitated, seeming to consider what it meant for her to have her own aspirations.

“I hope to do my best to continue my education one day and become a teacher,” she said.

With Amirot’s patience and her natural tendency as a nurturer, she would make a wonderful teacher one day.

But, without safe water, her hopes seem like far off dreams.

When the rains cease in Genet Huleti, families walk far distances to get a drink of water, and many hours are wasted. Children miss school. Parents miss work, and everyone struggles.

You can help Amirot’s family and others in Genet Huleti 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. With safe water, Amirot has the opportunity to save money, return to school, and pursue her every dream.

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 Huleti village today.

Updates

June 20, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Genet 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 08, 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

Plan

Genet Huleti is in a very remote region of Ethiopia

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Genet Huleti:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Genet Huleti has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Genet Huleti has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

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

Healthy Village

Great news! Genet Huleti 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. That is a new future for 255 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved