Pride In Ownership

These men are members of the water committee in Habeshemba, Ethiopia. Here they check the repair toolkit for their community well. The very small monthly fees that users pay covered the cost of these tools, which are a kind of insurance against the well breaking down. Committee members are able to make the repairs themselves and ensure the well has a long, productive life for the families and community.

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