Samre, Ethiopia, faces a water crisis. As usual water sources vanish, child mortality from water-related diseases rises. This project will help Samre build and maintain a water and sanitation system.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
More than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Unsafe drinking water is the #1 killer of children under the age of 5, and delays economic development. In Samre, only 32% of the 4,550 residents have access to clean water. Women often spend 4 to 6 hours each day walking to the nearest water source. The lack of access to safe drinking water is compounded by poor hygiene habits, causing increases in water-related diseases and child mortality.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project consists of constructing 8 new handwells, with hand-pumps and drainage systems, and pit latrines for each household. Project also includes health education, community development and technical training.
Potential Long Term Impact
Clean, accessible drinking water will allow women and children time for other tasks such as attending school or planting a vegetable garden. Project will act as a catalyst for other community-driven improvements, such as building/improving schools.
Total Funding Received to Date: $10,846
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 $10,846 . The original project funding goal was $15,000.