Sawola Huleti, Ethiopia

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  • 43 Families
  • 257 People
  • 43 Families
  • 257 People

“I wish for better opportunities for our children and for the next generation.” – Shito, mother of six

During the dry season, Sawola Huleti village must search for water, and travel is always three hours each way.

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Shito Tonsisa and her husband, Damiso, have six children in Sawola Huleti village. Neither ever attended school, and they are determined to give all their children an education.

To do so, they must do the hard work of collecting water. Shito and Damiso gather water at an spring near their village; it is brown and bugs swim in it. Inevitably, the spring dries up each year, and Sawola Huleti village must search for water.

Travel is always at least three hours each way.

At times, Shito and her husband travel at night in hopes of getting water faster.

“I wish for better opportunities for our children and for the next generation,” Shito said.

The unsafe water makes the family ill. Sometimes, they sell what they have to take their children to the clinic. For a family making $2 a day, they cannot keep up with the medical bills.

“I remember I paid more than 500 ETB ($17 USD) at once for the treatment of diarrhea in Daye town,” her husband, Damiso, said.

All of Sawola Huleti village is experiencing similar hardships.

The family’s neighbors are an elderly couple; the husband has since gone blind from trachoma, a waterborne disease. The grandmother is experiencing the same symptoms, and their granddaughter, Dinikinesh, worries that waterborne illness will take them both.

You can help this family and all of Sawola Huleti 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. With clean water and improved health, nobody will suffer from waterborne illnesses, and the children will have an opportunity to excel in school.

Clean water means a way out of poverty.

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 Sawola Huleti village today.

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Latest Project News

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Event Type
  • October 29, 2018
    Village Certified ODF
  • October 12, 2018
    Project Created
Each dollar produces a $4 return

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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.

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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