Clean Water to Kontoma Huleti Village

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

Clean Water for Kontoma Huleti Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 239 people (43 families)

Completed on May 14, 2019

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Life in Kontoma Huleti Village: Amarech’s Story

When Amarech looks at her eldest son, she is filled with sadness. His wife passed away six months after giving birth to their first child. Today, Amarech’s son raises his child in her home.

Amarech’s son dotes over his child. Still, the baby 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,” she said. “I wish get safe water in the village and lead our lives successfully.”

Three times a day, the family walks to an unprotected 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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May 14, 2019: Construction complete

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

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

February 27, 2019: Construction started

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

February 21, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Kontoma 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.

January 25, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kontoma 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.

October 16, 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 09, 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 Created
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Latest Project News

Life in Kontoma Huleti Village: Amarech’s Story

When Amarech looks at her eldest son, she is filled with sadness. His wife passed away six months after giving birth to their first child. Today, Amarech’s son raises his child in her home.

Amarech’s son dotes over his child. Still, the baby 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,” she said. “I wish get safe water in the village and lead our lives successfully.”

Three times a day, the family walks to an unprotected 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.

Read More
May 14, 2019: Construction complete

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

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

February 27, 2019: Construction started

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

February 21, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Kontoma 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.

January 25, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kontoma 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.

October 16, 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 09, 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 Created
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– Cary A. Paine, The Stewardship Foundation

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