Help Rural Ethiopians Improve Access to Water

 
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Help Rural Ethiopians Improve Access to Water

Help Rural Ethiopians Improve Access to Water

Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable Gardening
Three years after severe drought conditions affected close to 14 million Ethiopians, many rural communities are still struggling to recover. Poor agricultural habits and dangerously depleted natural resources have compounded the issues leading to chronic drought in many parts of the country. Pictured here, rural farmers plant seeds as part of CHF's sustainable development approach teaching villagers to farm in more efficient ways to alleviate the environmental conditions that cause drought.

Local Resident

Local Resident
Rural farmers, such as this woman, are learning new techniques and reviving old traditions to improve their community's access to clean water and reliable food sources. Thus far, 2,600 farmers have received materials and technical assistance for increased yield and improved irrigation.

Seedlings for distribution

Seedlings for distribution
14,959 beneficiaries have participated in seed fairs that include water resource development training and HIV awareness workshops.

Traditional Methods of Water Collection

Traditional Methods of Water Collection
Without ready access to clean water, women and children are forced to travel long distances in often dangerous conditions to collect water from far away reservoirs, such as this one. Constructing a community deep-well assures year-round access to up to 700 households to clean, potable water.

Carrying Water

Carrying Water
Oftentimes, it is the women or all ages and young children who are left to bring water to the villages. Spending hours each day bringing water, the girls are restricted from attending school, and women are unable to engage in much needed income-generating activities.

Beneficiaries With a New Well

Beneficiaries With a New Well

Women with Livestock

Women with Livestock
Access to clean water is essential for both people and livestock.

Help Rural Ethiopians Improve Access to Water

Help Rural Ethiopians Improve Access to Water
Photo from Progress Report 'Click for Clean Water'

Asset Building Group with livestock

Asset Building Group with livestock
Photo from Progress Report 'Building Resilience Against Drought'
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Project Leader

Lori Goldhammer

Silver Spring, MD Ethiopia

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