Ethiopia Water & Sanitation Solutions: Recent Posts

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The Keys to a New Life

When the Ethiopian village of Enda Silassie worked with Water.org to install a new handpump, they also came together to choose a community water guardian.

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Water in Adina Faso, Ethiopia

The residents of Adina Faso used to walk four hours each day to gather unclean water, but after working together with Water.org, they now have twenty-four-hour access to clean water, right in the middle of their village.

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One Daughter's Story: Kebebush

Thanks to a new handpump in her community, Kebebush has been able to focus herself more fully on her education.

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Atseda's story of hope

Thirteen-year-old Atseda is lucky. Her friends in neighboring villages walk miles to collect dirty water each day. But not Atseda. Thanks to donors like you, she has clean water from a well right by her home.

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Collecting Water in Ethiopia

Throughout Africa, and the rest of the world, women and children spend hours collecting water. Last month we met Birhane and this is her story.

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Kinslahafti's story of joy

When we spoke a few weeks ago with 18-year-old Kinslahafti, she said she used to spend eight hours each day collecting water. But that's all changed.

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Half of wells in Africa fail

Half of all wells in Africa fail in the fist year. Drilling a well and bringing a community clean water sounds easy, but it isn't. Sustainably bringing safe water to Ethiopia takes times, expertise, and partnerships.

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Fetching water time lapse

Time-lapse of twice daily water collection near Adiwerema, Ethiopia.

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Hand-dug well

For millions of people living in Ethiopia, hand dug wells such as the one seen here are the only available source of water. To fetch water, women and children have to walk as much as three hours round trip - twice a day.

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Drilling a new well

While the arrival of a rig in a community which has never before had access to clean water is certainly cause for celebration, each well Water.org drills actually represents months of planning, community education and technical preparation. Even after the project is finished we monitor communities for years to ensure ... More »

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Group hauls water home

For millions, this crisis is an everyday reality. On average, women in developing countries walk 3.7 miles a day for water.

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Girls collect river water

In countries like Ethiopia, the responsibility of collecting and bringing water home all too often falls entirely at the feet of women and children. Children, like those depicted in this clip, are saddled at a very early age with this responsibility, which usually results in little or no time for ... More »