Give Clean Water to Qoqose Sosisti Village

Urgent Need:
15 days remaining

Urgent Need:
15 days remaining

Give Clean Water to Qoqose Sosisti Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 212 people (48 families)

15 days remaining

“I wish to see a better tomorrow in my life as well as for the next generation.” - Bekele, father of five

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Urgent Need:
15 days remaining

Bekele working on his farm

“I wish to see a better tomorrow in my life as well as for the next generation.” - Bekele, father of five

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Life in Qoqose Sosisti: Bekele’s Story

Bekele Wakayo, 34, and his wife grow coffee, various vegetables, and ensete (Ethiopian banana) in his backyard in Qoqose Sosisti village.

All five children walk to school after they take turns drawing water from the unprotected spring near their village. The water, browned by dirt and contaminated, makes them sick often.

“We are uncomfortable when guests ask for a drink of water because our water is not safe,” he said.

Stomach pains and lethargy are common in the household, but when they aren’t ill, Bekele’s young children love to play tag between the ensete plants.

The open field behind Bekele’s property is the family’s bathroom. All five children must use the field, and when it is dark outside, using the bathroom becomes dangerous.

“No matter how lack of a bathroom and safe water challenges our lives so far, I wish to see a better tomorrow in my life as well as for the next generation,” he said.

You can help Qoqose Sosisti 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. Clean water means the village children can spend more time playing and studying and less time recovering from waterborne illnesses.

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 Sosisti village today.

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January 03, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Qoqose Sosisti! 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 23, 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.

October 09, 2018: 10 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 10 new Healthy Homes in Qoqose Sosisti! 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 12, 2018: Project Created
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Life in Qoqose Sosisti: Bekele’s Story

Bekele Wakayo, 34, and his wife grow coffee, various vegetables, and ensete (Ethiopian banana) in his backyard in Qoqose Sosisti village.

All five children walk to school after they take turns drawing water from the unprotected spring near their village. The water, browned by dirt and contaminated, makes them sick often.

“We are uncomfortable when guests ask for a drink of water because our water is not safe,” he said.

Stomach pains and lethargy are common in the household, but when they aren’t ill, Bekele’s young children love to play tag between the ensete plants.

The open field behind Bekele’s property is the family’s bathroom. All five children must use the field, and when it is dark outside, using the bathroom becomes dangerous.

“No matter how lack of a bathroom and safe water challenges our lives so far, I wish to see a better tomorrow in my life as well as for the next generation,” he said.

You can help Qoqose Sosisti 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. Clean water means the village children can spend more time playing and studying and less time recovering from waterborne illnesses.

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 Sosisti village today.

Read More
January 03, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Qoqose Sosisti! 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 23, 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.

October 09, 2018: 10 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 10 new Healthy Homes in Qoqose Sosisti! 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 12, 2018: Project Created
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water project, you'll receive:

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    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Project Milestones

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    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

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Meet the Team

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

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

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