Give Clean Water to Odako Huleti Village

Give Clean Water to Odako Huleti Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 246 people (54 families)

“We want them to go to school… but the water is not safe.” - Munaye, mother of six

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“We want them to go to school… but the water is not safe.” - Munaye, mother of six

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Life in Odako Huleti: Munaye’s Story

When Munaye Kebede’s spring started spouting worms and brown water, she knew her village was in trouble. They needed help and they needed it soon; that was four years ago.

“The spring is broken somewhere and is letting dirty water in,” Galema said. “The children suffer from diarrhea and typhoid because they drink it straight from the spout.”

Munaye, her six children, and her husband, Galema, live in Odaka Huleti village. She and her husband never finished primary school, but they are determined that their children will.

They go to Shenta Wene Primary, a 3-mile walk from their home and an already tiresome journey each day. But, recently, they’ve been missing days because of unsafe water.

Munaye and her husband boil the water before using it, but the smaller children don’t understand the dangers of unsafe water, and many drink it before it can be boiled.

Missed school days put all the village children behind in their studies, which means many have to redo entire years, and some may drop out entirely.

“We want them to go to school and get an education, but the water is not safe and they cannot focus on their studies,” Munaye said.

You can help Munaye’s children and everyone in Odako 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 families in Odako Huleti, clean, sustainable water means a chance at a brighter future for 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 Odako Huleti village today.

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March 06, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Odako 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 10, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Odako 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 27, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Odako 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 17, 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 Odako Huleti: Munaye’s Story

When Munaye Kebede’s spring started spouting worms and brown water, she knew her village was in trouble. They needed help and they needed it soon; that was four years ago.

“The spring is broken somewhere and is letting dirty water in,” Galema said. “The children suffer from diarrhea and typhoid because they drink it straight from the spout.”

Munaye, her six children, and her husband, Galema, live in Odaka Huleti village. She and her husband never finished primary school, but they are determined that their children will.

They go to Shenta Wene Primary, a 3-mile walk from their home and an already tiresome journey each day. But, recently, they’ve been missing days because of unsafe water.

Munaye and her husband boil the water before using it, but the smaller children don’t understand the dangers of unsafe water, and many drink it before it can be boiled.

Missed school days put all the village children behind in their studies, which means many have to redo entire years, and some may drop out entirely.

“We want them to go to school and get an education, but the water is not safe and they cannot focus on their studies,” Munaye said.

You can help Munaye’s children and everyone in Odako 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 families in Odako Huleti, clean, sustainable water means a chance at a brighter future for 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 Odako Huleti village today.

Read More
March 06, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Odako 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 10, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Odako 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 27, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Odako 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 17, 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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    Project Ready

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

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yared

Demissie

Geologist

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Misrak

Ayano

Program Manager

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Berhanu

Mesele

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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