Wells built, lives changed

Statistics show that nearly three-fourths of rural African villagers tasked with fetching water
 are women and children. The lack of clean water too often poses grave health threats to families. The time spent 
traveling to and from a distant water source takes away from time that could go towards 
contributing to a family’s income or children’s education.

When a water project is completed in a village, it has an enormous positive impact. Meet some of the people whose lives have been changed 
by easy access to clean, safe water.

  • Namuddu

    Namuddu is 14 years old, in Grade six, and a beneficiary of Phase IV of Water to Thrive’s project with PaCT. She is leading the campaign for improved sanitation and hygiene among her peers, as her school’s health club President.

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  • Alemtshehay

    Alemtshehay, 50, is a mother of six.  Water to Thrive completed a shallow borehole well in her village of Adi Watot in 2012.

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  • Birtukan


    Birtukan is a farmer, wife, and mother in the Sidamo district of Ethiopia. Water to Thrive completed a well in her village in 2019.

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  • Hiwot

    Hiwot, 16, is a student. Water to Thrive completed 
a hand-dug well in her village of Ketin Serdi in 2008.

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  • Jacob


    Jacob is a well guard and father in the Baroromo district of Uganda. He lost his wife to a waterborne illness in 2007.

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  • Jacqueline

    Jacqueline is a village council officer, wife, and mother, in the village of Chapakazi in the Manyara region of Tanzania.

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  • Wahid

    Wahid Abraha is 46. 
Water to Thrive completed a hand-dug well in her village of Akuweini in 2014.

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