A Lighter Load in Ethiopia

Letebrehan Gerezgiher is 24 years old and has three kids; Maytsada village is living in this small village. She says,”I used to travel two hours in the dry season in search of water and then, without taking a rest, prepare food for my children and husband, clean the house yard, and wash the children. I have to also collect firewood for the next day. After returning from the collection of firewood, I must, again, collect water in the evening, which is of course a risky time to do so. It was really a difficult for me. Thanks, to REST and Water.org, we have received great relief due to the construction of this nearby, safe water supply.”

Capital: Addis Ababa
Population of 98.9 million
42.5 million lack access to safe water
71 million lack access to improved sanitation
72% of the total population lives on less than US$2 per day