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 city: Addis Ababa
Population of 96.6 million
49 million lack safe water
76 million have no sanitation services
Infant mortality rate of 5.5%
40% live in poverty

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