Give Clean Water to Dugda Dhera Village

Give Clean Water to Dugda Dhera Village

Ethiopia, Africa

Population: 268 people (40 families)

Almost funded!

“I wish to teach my children to the higher levels of education.” - Momina, mother of six

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Life in Dugda Dhera: Momina’s Story

Momina is the foundation of her family. She is strong, constant, and she keeps morale high even in the darkest times.

With her husband, Immi, coming to visit only every once in a while, the mother of six has raised her children primarily by herself. They’re growing into kind men and women, and she is proud of who they are.

But right now, her 17-year-old son, Jemale, is sick from the water they must drink in Dugda Dhera village. The entire community depends on a spring 15 minutes away, and it’s badly contaminated. Momina has already spent $10 USD to treat him at the local clinic.

“Thanks to the almighty God who has given me peace and health,” Momina said. “I wish, if I am able and strong, to grow my children without looking to other hands.”

Despite thanking God for her health, Momina was frail and appeared sick when we met with her. For years she’s gathered water for her family, but now, her children make the journey to and from the spring three times a day.

“I always praise my Lord, because if I did not have children, it would be difficult to pour water at this time,” she said. “I wish to teach my children to the higher levels of education.”

With Momina’s children gathering water and suffering from waterborne illness, they’re missing school each week.
The independent mother of six has accomplished so much for her family. With safe water, she and her children can live healthier lives with greater opportunities.

You can help Momina’s family and others in Dugda Dhera village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

Here’s what happens when you sponsor a village water project through Lifewater:

Partner with a village. Your gift kickstarts a community water project.
Teach healthy habits. Small changes make a big impact on family health.
Build a well. The village contributes up to 15% for construction.
Measure impact. Local staff track success and provide support.
Engage the church. We equip local churches to love their community.

Sponsor Dugda Dhera village today.

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July 22, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Dugda Dhera! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

November 26, 2018: CLTS Complete

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

November 2018: Project Ready
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Life in Dugda Dhera: Momina’s Story

Momina is the foundation of her family. She is strong, constant, and she keeps morale high even in the darkest times.

With her husband, Immi, coming to visit only every once in a while, the mother of six has raised her children primarily by herself. They’re growing into kind men and women, and she is proud of who they are.

But right now, her 17-year-old son, Jemale, is sick from the water they must drink in Dugda Dhera village. The entire community depends on a spring 15 minutes away, and it’s badly contaminated. Momina has already spent $10 USD to treat him at the local clinic.

“Thanks to the almighty God who has given me peace and health,” Momina said. “I wish, if I am able and strong, to grow my children without looking to other hands.”

Despite thanking God for her health, Momina was frail and appeared sick when we met with her. For years she’s gathered water for her family, but now, her children make the journey to and from the spring three times a day.

“I always praise my Lord, because if I did not have children, it would be difficult to pour water at this time,” she said. “I wish to teach my children to the higher levels of education.”

With Momina’s children gathering water and suffering from waterborne illness, they’re missing school each week.
The independent mother of six has accomplished so much for her family. With safe water, she and her children can live healthier lives with greater opportunities.

You can help Momina’s family and others in Dugda Dhera village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

Here’s what happens when you sponsor a village water project through Lifewater:

Partner with a village. Your gift kickstarts a community water project.
Teach healthy habits. Small changes make a big impact on family health.
Build a well. The village contributes up to 15% for construction.
Measure impact. Local staff track success and provide support.
Engage the church. We equip local churches to love their community.

Sponsor Dugda Dhera village today.

Read More
July 22, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Dugda Dhera! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

November 26, 2018: CLTS Complete

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

November 2018: Project Ready
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Project Milestones

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    Project Ready

  • Water Committee Formed

    Water Committee Formed

  • Community Prerequisites Met

    Community Prerequisites Met

  • Construction Started

    Construction Started

  • Village Has Safe Water Source

    Village Has Safe Water Source

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    Healthy Village

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Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Zerihun

Tura

Communications Coordinator

Yared

Getachew

Geologist

Tazeb

Tefera

Accountant

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Tsehay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Tsige

Hilo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Aberra

Elefew

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Zufan

Kebede

Cashier

Workinesh

Teshome

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tigist

Endalew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Meseret

Biru

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Lamesa

Bekele

Water & Sanitation Technician

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Ayantu

Getachew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Misrak

Ayano

Program Manager

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Berhanu

Mesele

WASH Planning and Design Engineer

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Shibire

Hebo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Burkitu

Chuluke

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Daro

Ansha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zelalem

Regassa

Communications Coordinator

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Selam

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Misgana

Hirphassa

WASH Engineer (Planning and Design)

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Bontu

Aman

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Meseret

Gizachew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

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