Create clean water sources protected from animal urine and feces, from environmental pollution and flooding in the rainy season. Each water source created is accessible for people with disabilities.
With $30,000 we will build clean water sources providing clean water for 1,500 children, moms and dads.
Only a quarter of people in the largely rural Amhara region of Ethiopia have access to adequate, clean water.
The average person consumes just 3-4 litres per day – less than the 5 litres generally considered essential for basic human survival.
Women and girls typically walk 3-8 kilometres to get to the nearest water – water that is often full of leech worms and algae.
It’s almost impossible to keep eyes and faces and hands clean when water is so scarce. So it’s little wonder, 62% of people in Amhara have trachoma – the highest prevalence in the world.
Children are the active carriers of the eye infection. Women and girls, the primary caregivers for these young children, are at heightened risk of re-infection and blindness.