Mai Minshik CommunityCompleted: July 2011 [?]
- Sponsor: Jen Yates [?]
- Region: Tigray [?]
- GPS: 14.201389, 38.579723 [?]
- Project Cost: $3,488.00 [?]
- Local Partner: A Glimmer of Hope [?]
- Project ID: ET.GOH.Q4.09.048.047[?]
- Field Notes:
Thanks to you, this village has not only received access to clean drinking water; they’ve also received hygiene education and training on how to maintain the project for years to come. Each family using the new water source contributed between $0.03 and $0.06 towards project construction; a small fee, but one that instills personal ownership of the project. Families will continue to pay between $0.03 and $0.06 each month to cover the costs of maintaining the project.
Women and children here used to walk up to two hours to collect water for their families. Even then, each family member had to make do with just five liters of water per day for drinking, bathing, cooking and everything else. The water was not safe to drink and often made people sick. Thanks to your help, people here are walking significantly less every day to collect water. On average, they’re less than 15 minutes from their water project, which means each family now can use up to 15 liters per person per day! And most importantly, the water they bring home each day is also safe enough to drink.
Note: You might be wondering why we put a photo of a door in your report. We include it because this village is serious about maintaining their project and keeping it clean. They built a fence and a door on their own accord, to keep animals out and to show ownership of their new water source.