Qoqose Anidi Village
Water Project

Project Funded!

Village Water Project

Qoqose Anidi, Ethiopia, Africa

GPS: 6.534, 38.894

230 people

Status: In Progress

  • Story
  • Updates 3
  • Plan

Life in Qoqose Anidi Village: Tadu’s Story

Each day, Tadu Tariku carries two jerry cans full of water from a contaminated spring half a mile from her family’s home in Qoqose Anidi village.

She and her older sister shoulder the responsibility of collecting water while their parents work on their small farm. At age 8, she is the caretaker of her little brother when her parents are away at the market.

Tadu’s school is two miles away, and on the days that she can go, she is exhausted from carrying the heavy containers of water.

“When I collect water before school, I am sometimes late to my lesson,” she said. “I do not do well on my exams.”

Tadu is kind, smart, and wishes to be a doctor when she grows up. But, she misses her classes often, sometimes for weeks at a time to recover from water-borne illness.

Tadu’s five siblings also suffer from drinking the water, and her parents pay expensive medical fees to cover the cost of treatment.

“I wish get safe water in our village as well as in my school,” she said.

You can help Tadu and all of Qoqose Anidi 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 Qoqose Anidi village, clean water means young girls like Tadu can go to school and live healthy lives.

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 Qoqose Anidi village today.

November 07, 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

Qoqose Anidi is in a very remote region of Ethiopia

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Qoqose Anidi:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Qoqose Anidi has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Qoqose Anidi has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

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

Healthy Village

Great news! Qoqose Anidi is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy. That is a new future for 230 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved

Story

Life in Qoqose Anidi Village: Tadu’s Story

Each day, Tadu Tariku carries two jerry cans full of water from a contaminated spring half a mile from her family’s home in Qoqose Anidi village.

She and her older sister shoulder the responsibility of collecting water while their parents work on their small farm. At age 8, she is the caretaker of her little brother when her parents are away at the market.

Tadu’s school is two miles away, and on the days that she can go, she is exhausted from carrying the heavy containers of water.

“When I collect water before school, I am sometimes late to my lesson,” she said. “I do not do well on my exams.”

Tadu is kind, smart, and wishes to be a doctor when she grows up. But, she misses her classes often, sometimes for weeks at a time to recover from water-borne illness.

Tadu’s five siblings also suffer from drinking the water, and her parents pay expensive medical fees to cover the cost of treatment.

“I wish get safe water in our village as well as in my school,” she said.

You can help Tadu and all of Qoqose Anidi 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 Qoqose Anidi village, clean water means young girls like Tadu can go to school and live healthy lives.

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 Qoqose Anidi village today.

Updates

November 07, 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

Plan

Qoqose Anidi is in a very remote region of Ethiopia

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Qoqose Anidi:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Qoqose Anidi has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Qoqose Anidi has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

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

Healthy Village

Great news! Qoqose Anidi is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy. That is a new future for 230 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved