Give Clean Water to Genet Huleti Village

Give Clean Water to Genet Huleti Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 255 people (47 families)

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When the rains cease in Genet Huleti, families walk far distances to get a drink of water.

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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.

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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
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Latest Project News

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.

Read More
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
Read More

When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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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.

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yared

Demissie

Geologist

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Berhanu

Mesele

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Misrak

Ayano

Program Manager

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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