We look forward to visiting with her again in February 2012 to hear how the new system is working for the community. We’ll learn what lessons they have learned in their first six months on the job. Has the community embraced the new hygiene practices and the use of latrines? Are they experiencing better health and how are they using the time they previously spent carrying water? Join us on the 2012 Ethiopia Water Tour (Feb. 4 – 11) to hear Zinesh’s and other community members responses for yourself!
Kelecho Gerbi is the third project Water 1st has supported in Ethiopia. The Ilamu Muja project was completed in 2008 and serves 3,500 beneficiaries. The Bishikiltu project was completed in 2010 and serves 4,243 beneficiaries. Our partner organization, Water Action, is currently working on our fourth project, Tute Kunche, which will serve approximately 3,000 people.