Thanks to your generosity in early 2016, a community in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia has access to clean water! The donations funded a drilled well in a region where less than half of the population has access to clean water.
The water technologies we fund depend on the region's water availability, geology and population density. Our partners survey each site and meet with the communities to determine the best solution. In this community, the best solution is a drilled well. The construction of a drilled well requires a team of professionals to drill deep underground, reaching aquifers that aren't accessible by hand-digging. To instill a sense of ownership, the community joins in the planning and building process. Local residents form water committees, which are trained to promote the best hygiene practices for health and sanitation among the community.
Families used to spend valuable time walking to collect water that wasn't safe to drink. Now, they're walking much less. Most importantly, the water they bring home is clean and safe.
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.
The water technologies we fund depend on the region's water availability, culture and economic conditions. Our partners survey each site and meet with the communities to determine the best solution.
This community received a drilled well. A professional team drilled deep into the earth to reach fresh underground aquifers, then capped the well with a hand pump. Drilled wells reach water that is inaccessible by hand-digging, and usually yield more water than hand-dug wells. They are also more expensive to implement because of gas costs required to drive heavy machinery to the drill site.
This campaign raised enough to be recognized as the sponsor of this project. Read more about sponsorship on mycw.
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).
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A generous donor matched this donation.