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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Impact of Clean Water in Southern Ethiopia






















Families in Kole Zale and Kole Kanchame are as excited as we are as #NOMORETHICKWATER closes in on $50,000 raised for clean water.

The funds will help bring clean water to 650 families, like Shancote's, living in the two communities: that’s 4,000 people!
 
WORK BEGINS
Working together with local HOPE staff, families are involved with every aspect of bringing clean water to their communities, including preliminary work underway to:
  • Cap four mountain springs 
  • Lay nine kms of water pipe 
  • Construct 21 community water points, including two schools, two health clinics, and one health centre

RESULTS ONCE THE SYSTEM IS COMPLETED
Clean water is available within minutes of every home. Health and sanitation training, combined with latrines, reduce sickness and support good health for everyone. Women create self-help groups, learn income earning skills, start businesses, and save money for the future. Families become self-reliant and their children go to school.


SUSTAINABILITY
Local HOPE staff live and work in the community for four months while the system is being built. One local HOPE staff person remains in the village for up to two years, supporting self-help groups, training, and assisting with the management and maintenance of the water system.


COMMITTED 
In the decades HOPE International Development Agency has been working alongside families in Ethiopia:
  • 300,000 people have clean water
  • 110 water systems built
  • 5,400 kms of pipe installed
  • Hundreds of self-help groups established Thousands of women and their families have achieved self-reliance
GIVE CLEAN WATER