Deployed May 2012
Thousands of you joined the 2011 September Campaign to fund a drilling rig fleet so our local partners in Ethiopia could drill more wells. We promised when the rig was on the ground, we'd track it on a map and show you proof of it in action. Here, you can follow the rig's activity and see all the fundraisers and donors who made it possible.
Days in the Field
Total Cost of Rig
Check out some of our favorite photos from the field as the rig brings clean water to villages in northern Ethiopia. We put the names of each fundraiser who raised $5,000 or more on the side of the rig. They'll travel with it for years to come!
On February 27, 2012, Yellow Thunder broke ground drilling its first well in Merara Village, Ethiopia. Hours into the drill, we hit a massive aquifer of pure ground water. Watch the video to see what happened.
Our local partner in Ethiopia, Relief Society of Tigray (REST), plans to serve 100% of northern Ethiopia with access to clean water. Their strategy includes many water solutions: drilled wells, hand-dug wells and spring protections, to name a few. We want to help them reach the target number of drilled wells sooner, which will speed up their plan to provide everyone with clean water.
The remainder of the cost of this project was funded by individual donations for a total of $3,542.18
We publish a project when we've approved a final report from our partners and made sure your project is working for the best of the community.
Peace has returned to Ethiopia after decades of fierce famine, drought, political instability and war. Still, 58% of the rural population lacks access to clean water.
These are the GPS coordinates of your project, plotted in Google Maps. A GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinate is the exact latitude and longitude of any given point on the Earth’s surface. charity: water uses GPS coordinates to record the location of each water project we fund. Please note: there are many of different formats for GPS. We use degree decimal format.
This is the population of the community that has access to your water project.
This is the cost of the water project you funded. Costs vary by country and by project type, and depend on a wide range of variables such as the local cost of fuel and cement at the time your project was built. This project’s cost includes any hygiene training or community maintenance models for the project’s sustainability.
charity: water works with partners in the field to build and implement water projects. Our partners have years of experience. They know the land, the people, the culture and the most appropriate water technology for each area of work. They report this data from the field to help us provide proof of your completed project(s).
This ID is how we track your project in our system.
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