Health
 Ethiopia
Project #768

The Asgam Water Project

by Water.org

Summary

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
$630
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

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

Solution

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

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

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.water.org
Learn about the Water Crisis in Ethiopia
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Organization Information

Water.org

Location: Kansas City, Missouri - USA
Website: http:/​/​water.org
Water.org

Funded Project!

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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