Setame Suduwo, Ethiopia

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  • 43 Families
  • 262 People
  • 43 Families
  • 262 People

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

The family of nine drinks water from a contaminated spring known to have given deadly diseases to those who drink from it.

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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.

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.

When Kasech’s family rushed Shurube to the hospital, learned that the water is making them sick; they have nothing else to drink.
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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  • October 12, 2018
    Project Created
Each dollar produces a $4 return

Sponsorship Goal

$13,100

15 Supporters $13,152 Donated

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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.

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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