As we told you last month, it is will much excitement that we begin a new partnership to build clean water wells in Ethiopia.
We are working with the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church Water Program and since the program’s beginnings in 1986, they have built over 1193 water points in three regions (southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples, Oromyia and Amhara regional states).
They estimate that because of the wells they have built since so far, over 1.4 million people have access to safe water! That is almost the entire population of the 13 county Nashville metropolitan area!
Currently, the program operates in four regional states: Oromiya, Amhara, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples regional states.
Not only do they improve the water supply, the EKHC Water Program also teaches sanitation and hygiene practice amongst the target communities in rural Ethiopia.
Our goal is to build two new wells for those living around our Women at Risk project in Nazaret. As things progress over the next few weeks, we will continue to update you, show pictures, and tell stories of those receiving clean water for the first time in Ethiopia!