Give Clean Water to Setame Suduwo Village

Give Clean Water to Setame Suduwo Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 262 people (43 families)

Project funded

“It is difficult for us to afford treatment for waterborne diseases, as well as our school fees.”- Kasech, 15

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Life in Setame Suduwo Village: Kasech’s Story

When Kasech’s 12-year-old sister was rushed to the clinic, she had a burning fever, a stabbing stomach ache, and nausea. The doctors quickly diagnosed her with typhoid. The young girl contracted the disease from her village’s contaminated water.

When Kasech’s family rushed Shurube to the hospital, they learned that the water was making them sick. Despite this knowledge, they have nothing else to drink.

Kasech Biru lives with her seven siblings and mother in Setame Suduwo village. She is 15 years old, and she wants to be a doctor one day.

Kasech’s father passed away six months ago in his sleep, and she is convinced that the unhealthy environment around their home is at least partially to blame.

Gathering water at the village’s spring is a steep walk into the Ethiopian forest. She and her younger sisters make the journey both before and after school.

Their mother, already raising her children on her own, worries that they will drop out of school due to constant sickness.

The family holds onto their hope that they will receive safe water. Kasech maintains her determination to finish school, excel beyond her circumstances, and help bring her family out of poverty.

You can help Kasech and others in Setame Suduwo 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.

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 Setame Suduwo village today.

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April 12, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Setame Suduwo! 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.

March 29, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Setame Suduwo! 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.

February 01, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Setame Suduwo! 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.

January 18, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Setame Suduwo! 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.

January 03, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Setame Suduwo! 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 05, 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 10, 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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Life in Setame Suduwo Village: Kasech’s Story

When Kasech’s 12-year-old sister was rushed to the clinic, she had a burning fever, a stabbing stomach ache, and nausea. The doctors quickly diagnosed her with typhoid. The young girl contracted the disease from her village’s contaminated water.

When Kasech’s family rushed Shurube to the hospital, they learned that the water was making them sick. Despite this knowledge, they have nothing else to drink.

Kasech Biru lives with her seven siblings and mother in Setame Suduwo village. She is 15 years old, and she wants to be a doctor one day.

Kasech’s father passed away six months ago in his sleep, and she is convinced that the unhealthy environment around their home is at least partially to blame.

Gathering water at the village’s spring is a steep walk into the Ethiopian forest. She and her younger sisters make the journey both before and after school.

Their mother, already raising her children on her own, worries that they will drop out of school due to constant sickness.

The family holds onto their hope that they will receive safe water. Kasech maintains her determination to finish school, excel beyond her circumstances, and help bring her family out of poverty.

You can help Kasech and others in Setame Suduwo 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.

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 Setame Suduwo village today.

Read More
April 12, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Setame Suduwo! 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.

March 29, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Setame Suduwo! 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.

February 01, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Setame Suduwo! 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.

January 18, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Setame Suduwo! 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.

January 03, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Setame Suduwo! 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 05, 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 10, 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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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.

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Berhanu

Mesele

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Misrak

Ayano

Program Manager

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yared

Demissie

Geologist

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Misgana

Hirphassa

WASH Engineer (Planning and Design)

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

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