Posts filed under: Water Tour

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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Atsedu made it look so easy; light-footed and charging up the hill with 40-pounds of water strapped to her back. We could barely keep up and our water cans were only filled half-way. The guide kept telling her she needed...
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Max is a 7th grader at Bush School. In February 2014 he and his mom traveled to Ethiopia with Water1st. The experience gave him a new perspective. “It was an amazing experience in so many ways. I got to see,...
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The Samammish Review recently highlighted one of our High School Board members (and top Carry5 fundraisers) following her Water1st trip to Ethiopia. Check out the article to learn more about her experience, and get a glimpse into the ways youth...
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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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On Wednesday, we visited Dawo Kara village to observe their current water supply, a small spring with turbid water about one quarter mile or more down a hill from the village where women and children slowly fill 5 gallon jugs,...
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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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I’m not your usual Water Tour participant. Recently, I returned from my fourth Water 1st Ethiopia Water Tour. This year, I was able to share the experience with my husband, Chris. Villages there are building access to clean water as...
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Now what… I returned from my trip with Water 1st yesterday, glad to be home, hug my husband and take a walk to watch the sunset over Elliot Bay. Chris asks me, how was it? And I am at a...
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My husband, Brad, and I visited Ethiopia for the first time in April of 2007 to pick up our two newly-adopted children, Tizita (now 5 years old) and Fekadu (age 2). It was a surreal experience to be in a...
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I first heard about Water 1st two years ago when I received an invitation for a fundraiser. Although I didn’t attend, I sent a small donation, since it seemed like a worthy cause, and went about my business. With the...
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