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The Ambelalie Water Project



Enable the community of Ambelalie, Ethiopia to improve their health and to use their time for economic development by building and maintaining a sustainable safe water & sanitation system

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

For the 250 residents of Ambelalie fetching water is a daily struggle that often takes hours to complete. Traditional water sources are vanishing & the disappearance of natural forests & vegetation cover has accelerated soil erosion, causing a severe decrease in water infiltration rates to underground aquifers. They must share the available water sources with neighboring villages, resulting in fighting between village men & women who are desperate to provide water for their families

How will this project solve this problem?

The project consists of putting in a new deep tubewell with hand-pump and drainage system and pit latrines for each household. Project also includes health education, community development and technical training.

Potential Long Term Impact

250 people will gain access to safe & adequate water & sanitation facilities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,357

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,357 .  The original project funding goal was $11,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Thanks to 12 donors like you, a total of $2,357 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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