West Arsi, Ethiopia Team Receives Award for Top Performing NGO

ADDIS ABABA, ET., April 24, 2018 — Lifewater’s West Arsi team is honored with a certificate of merit from the government zonal office in Ethiopia.

The award recognizes that Lifewater is among the top five National Government Organizations (NGO) of the 58 organizations working in the region. The nonprofit met eight major levels of criteria to receive this acknowledgment; those criteria include excellence in conducting need assessments, an intentional and thriving government partnership, and quality of workshops among many more.

This is the second certificate of excellence that Lifewater has received for their work in this region. They were honored for their enduring commitment to the community in a small ceremony.

Teshale Asefa, Lifewater’s Kokosa Regional Program Manager, said, “This award affirms Lifewater’s commitment of truly serving the unreached communities with quality and love.”

It confirms that the nonprofit effectively delivers on their plans for the West Arsi region in terms of both quantity and quality, and meets or exceeds the standards of transparency, efficiency and participation that the government deems optimal for NGO’s in the area.


Certificate of Merit from West Arsi, Ethiopia

Dr. Pamela Crane-Hoover, Vice President of Global Programs at Lifewater, said, “As Christians, we press forward to bring the highest quality of WASH service to those living in remote, rural, and underserved areas. We’re glad to be recognized by the regional government for the West Arsi team’s hard work— work that’s resulted in true and lasting change for children and families.”

Lifewater is honored to have received this acknowledgment.

To see the quality work happening in West Arsi, visit our live maps.


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