Give Clean Water to Neshado Huleti Village

Give Clean Water to Neshado Huleti Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 217 people (40 families)

“Without safe water and our own bathrooms, women on their menstrual cycles sometimes don’t go to school.” - Abinet Ayele, age 18

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Current water source

“Without safe water and our own bathrooms, women on their menstrual cycles sometimes don’t go to school.” - Abinet Ayele, age 18

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Life in Neshado Huleti: Abinet’s Story

Abinet is in grade 7 at Bobe Hora Primary and Secondary School. At the age of 18, she is old for her grade, but eager to learn and go to a university in the future.

Constant sickness and long walks for water put Abinet behind in her education, but she has not given up.

Abinet has two sisters and and two brothers, and each day they take turns fetching water from a contaminated spring over an hour from her village. She and her neighbors suffer from painful stomach aches and diarrhea.

She is passionate about women’s health, and wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

“Without safe water and our own bathrooms, women on their menstrual cycles sometimes don’t go to school,” she said. “The girls at school are usually chosen to fetch the water from the river, and we miss classes. With safe water, we could compete for rank freely with our brothers.”

When Abinet has time between studying, gathering water, and preparing food, she hangs out with her friends in Neshado Huleti village.

You can help Abinet’s family and others in Neshado 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. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone.

For Neshado Huleti, clean water means students like Abinet can drink clean water and pursue higher education with fewer obstacles in their way.

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 Neshado Huleti village today.

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March 15, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

February 01, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

January 18, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

January 03, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

December 19, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

December 05, 2018: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

October 05, 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 01, 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 Neshado Huleti: Abinet’s Story

Abinet is in grade 7 at Bobe Hora Primary and Secondary School. At the age of 18, she is old for her grade, but eager to learn and go to a university in the future.

Constant sickness and long walks for water put Abinet behind in her education, but she has not given up.

Abinet has two sisters and and two brothers, and each day they take turns fetching water from a contaminated spring over an hour from her village. She and her neighbors suffer from painful stomach aches and diarrhea.

She is passionate about women’s health, and wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

“Without safe water and our own bathrooms, women on their menstrual cycles sometimes don’t go to school,” she said. “The girls at school are usually chosen to fetch the water from the river, and we miss classes. With safe water, we could compete for rank freely with our brothers.”

When Abinet has time between studying, gathering water, and preparing food, she hangs out with her friends in Neshado Huleti village.

You can help Abinet’s family and others in Neshado 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. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone.

For Neshado Huleti, clean water means students like Abinet can drink clean water and pursue higher education with fewer obstacles in their way.

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 Neshado Huleti village today.

Read More
March 15, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

February 01, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

January 18, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

January 03, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

December 19, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

December 05, 2018: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Neshado 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.

October 05, 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 01, 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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  • Progress

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  • Completion

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    Water Committee Formed

  • Community Prerequisites Met

    Community Prerequisites Met

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    Construction Started

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    Village Has Safe Water Source

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Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Berhanu

Mesele

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Yared

Demissie

Geologist

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Misrak

Ayano

Program Manager

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

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