Kontoma Huleti, Ethiopia

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  • 43 Families
  • 239 People
  • 43 Families
  • 239 People

“We give all of our money to the clinics in crucial times for our family’s future.” – Amarech, mother of five

Three times a day, Amarech’s family gathers water from this spring near their village.

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When Amarech looks at her eldest son, she is filled with sadness. His wife passed away six months after birthing their first child. Amarech is helping him raise his child.

Amarech’s son dotes over his baby, but the the child is sick always, and everyone worries for his health.

“I want my son to continue his education since his marriage is unfortunate and I will try everything I can to bring up my grandson,” Amarech said. “I wish get safe water in the village and lead our lives successfully.”

Three times a day, the family walks to a natural spring susceptible to every contaminant.

“Typhoid and giardia are common in our village due to unsafe water, and we give all of our money to the clinics in crucial times for our family’s future,” Amarech said. “We should have invested in job-training and changing our lives.”

Amarech feels a lot of responsibility to raise her children and grandson. She knows that with safe water, they can each grow to be healthy and strong. They can pursue their dreams without the burden of waterborne illness.

You can help Kontoma 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.

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 Kontoma Huleti village today.

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Latest Project News

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  • November 26, 2018
    Project Created
Each dollar produces a $4 return

Sponsorship Goal

$11,950

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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.

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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