Give Clean Water to Qoqose Anidi Village

Clean Water for Qoqose Anidi Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 230 people (50 families)

Project funded

“I want to be a doctor in the future and help my family get healthy.” - Tadu Tariku, age 8

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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.

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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
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water project, you'll receive:

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    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Latest Project News

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.

Read More
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
Read More

When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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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.

Zerihun

Tura

Communications Coordinator

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Yared

Getachew

Geologist

Tsehay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Ayantu

Getachew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Lamesa

Bekele

Water & Sanitation Technician

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Aberra

Elefew

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Tazeb

Tefera

Accountant

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tsige

Hilo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Misrak

Ayano

Program Manager

Burkitu

Chuluke

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tigist

Endalew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Misgana

Hirphassa

WASH Engineer (Planning and Design)

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Meseret

Gizachew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Meseret

Biru

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Shibire

Hebo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Bontu

Aman

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zelalem

Regassa

Communications Coordinator

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Selam

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Daro

Ansha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zufan

Kebede

Cashier

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Berhanu

Mesele

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Workinesh

Teshome

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

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10/25/2018

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