The Asgam Water Project



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

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Imagine collecting water cup by cup from a seepage point in a dry riverbed. Sadly, for the 565 people of Asgam, this is reality. Traditional water sources are vanishing as natural forests & vegetation cover disappears, leading to accelerated soil erosion & decreased 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?

This project will consist of constructing a borehole with a hand pump and drainage system, and individual household pit latrines.

Potential Long Term Impact

565 people will receive access to safe & adequate water & latrine facilities. Local technicians will be trained to operate and maintain the new water system to ensure its sustainability

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $630

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 $630 .  The original project funding goal was $11,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $630 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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