Thanks to you, this village now has access to clean and safe drinking water. They've also been trained by our local partners on safe hygiene practices and basic maintenance of their water project. Each family using the new water source contributed between $0.03 and $0.06 toward their project's construction; that's a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Each family will continue to pay between $0.03 and $0.06 per month to use the water; the community will save this money for any necessary maintenance or repairs.
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: Your project's photos or plaque might say 2010... that's because your campaign closed in 2010 and we had your plaque or sign made right when we sent your funds to the field! But we don't consider a project complete until we've received the final report from our partners and made sure your project is working for the best of the community. Your official completion date is the one listed at the top of this page.See how we tied your Dollars to Projects
We don't consider a project “complete” until we've received 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 spring protection. A gravity-fed system captures and safely stores pure water from a natural spring and pipes it to communities. Their reach depends on the spring's water yield; some provide water for one village, others can serve thousands of people in several villages.
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).
This ID is how we track your project in our system.
A generous donor matched this donation.