Posts filed under: Ethiopia

Thank you to the people of Ethiopia―especially our partner Water Action and the communities of Dawo Kara and Dima Jeliwan―for your gracious hospitality. Thank you for the delicious buna (coffee) and injera bread, and for opening your homes and sharing...
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The Water1st Ethiopia Water Tour departs February 12. Travelers, including Seattle Reign FC players and Water1st Global Fellows, will experience the water crisis firsthand and meet the people and projects we support. Seattle – Water1st International is excited to announce a new...
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A group of Water1st supporters will journey to Ethiopia for our 11th Water Tour. Since our first tour in 2006, 130 people have traveled with us to see our work firsthand. “You have reached me before my time has passed.” Every...
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In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, we will be sending you a “then and now” story once a month through the end of the year, highlighting the changes that the Water1st community has made possible around the world. We hope...
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The community of Dawo Kara, Ethiopia continues to make progress on their new water project. Our partner organization, Water Action, and the local government are working together to increase household sanitation conditions. Since the start of the project, 150 pit latrines...
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As we drove into the community of Gonbisa Kussaye for the ribbon cutting ceremony of their water project, dozens of children greeted us along the roadside, holding signs and chanting, “Bishaan lubuuddha! Water is Life!” Watch it here. Our 2014...
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[Above photo: The new piped water system in Gonbisa Kusaye, Ethiopia significantly reduces the time women and girls spend collecting water, allowing them to redirect that time to other activities, such as farming, earning an income or going to school]...
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Thank you for helping us reach this milestone! Together, we have ended the walk for water for 101,000 people. Since 2005, your support has funded a total of 940 projects. So far this year, your gifts have brought clean, convenient...
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Mari Tuji is a young mother from Kelecho Gerbi, Ethiopia. Until last year, she was the first in her household to wake up and get a jump on her main chore for the day – carrying water. She collected water...
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July 2012 has been a good month for hard-working Ethiopian women. Tiki Gelana became the 2012 Olympic marathon champion and Tirunesh Dibaba won at 10,000 meters. Meanwhile, the women of Tute Kunche started collecting water from their new water project....
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[Above: Water 1st staff member, Jennie, hugging Askala in a photo with the water committee.] What makes a person decide to volunteer his or her time to work on a water committee? There are a lot of different reasons, but...
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