Give Clean Water to Rare Kechota Village

Clean Water for Rare Kechota Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 196 people (28 families)

Project funded

“We need clean water to preserve our kids.” - Yubo, mother of three

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Life in Rare Kechota: Yubo’s Story

Yubo works on a farm in Rare Kechota village. She has three young boys who aren’t old enough to be in school yet.

Each day before dropping the children off at their aunt’s house, Yubo walks to the river to fill her container with water for the day. When she gets home from work, she’ll make the journey twice more.

“We drink and cook our food using this river water, and we have no other options,” she said.

Yubo explained that the water tastes and smells bad. She said her children are sick almost all the time from water-related diseases.

“We are paying a lot when one gets sick because we must sell our cattle to pay for clinic fees,” she said. “We need clean water to preserve our kids.”

In the Ethiopian countryside and villages like Rare Kechota, traveling to natural water sources is no easy task. They are often up and over rolling hills or mountains, and journeying back with heavy containers of water puts a physical strain on mothers and children.

Even while Yubo was pregnant, she had no choice but to tote heavy containers of water up and down the countryside.

Yubo dreams of being able to send her children to school when they are old enough. She hopes they will be healthy and that one day, they will have a home they can be proud of.

You can help Yubo’s family and others in Rare Kechota 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. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

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 Rare Kechota village today.

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November 28, 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.

November 2018: Project Ready

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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Latest Project News

Life in Rare Kechota: Yubo’s Story

Yubo works on a farm in Rare Kechota village. She has three young boys who aren’t old enough to be in school yet.

Each day before dropping the children off at their aunt’s house, Yubo walks to the river to fill her container with water for the day. When she gets home from work, she’ll make the journey twice more.

“We drink and cook our food using this river water, and we have no other options,” she said.

Yubo explained that the water tastes and smells bad. She said her children are sick almost all the time from water-related diseases.

“We are paying a lot when one gets sick because we must sell our cattle to pay for clinic fees,” she said. “We need clean water to preserve our kids.”

In the Ethiopian countryside and villages like Rare Kechota, traveling to natural water sources is no easy task. They are often up and over rolling hills or mountains, and journeying back with heavy containers of water puts a physical strain on mothers and children.

Even while Yubo was pregnant, she had no choice but to tote heavy containers of water up and down the countryside.

Yubo dreams of being able to send her children to school when they are old enough. She hopes they will be healthy and that one day, they will have a home they can be proud of.

You can help Yubo’s family and others in Rare Kechota 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. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

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 Rare Kechota village today.

Read More
November 28, 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.

November 2018: Project Ready

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.

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Berhanu

Mesele

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Yared

Demissie

Geologist

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Misgana

Hirphassa

WASH Engineer (Planning and Design)

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Misrak

Ayano

Program Manager

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

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