Turn On The Taps in Ethiopia Today

Partnering with Shine 105.9 to give 1500 people clean water.

Ethiopia

The Problem

Approximately 80% of all diseases in the developing countries are related to unsafe water supply and inadequate sanitation.

Access to safe drinking water and sanitation has proven to be essential to good health.

In Ethiopia three-fourths of the health problems in the country are due to inadequate water supply and sanitation.

The Solution

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.

About Ethiopia

Ethiopia is in the Horn of Africa, where an extended period of droughts, famines and conflicts has had a serious impact on health and life expectancy.

quarter of people in the largely rural Amhara region of Ethiopia

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

The average person consumes just 3-4 litres per day – less than the 5 litres generally considered essential for basic human survival.

walk 3-8 kilometres to get to the nearest water

Women and girls typically walk 3-8 kilometres to get to the nearest water – water that is often full of leech worms and algae.

62% of people in Amhara have trachoma

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

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.

Did you know?

Washing with clean water prevents eye and ear infections that lead to blindness and hearing impairment.

Meet Dinknesh

Meet Misganaw

Without CLEAN water

sickness and infection spread – ultimately leading to disability.