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.
Alemtshehay, 50, is a mother of six. Water to Thrive completed a shallow borehole well in her village of Adi Watot in 2012.
Hiwot, 16, is a student. Water to Thrive completed a hand-dug well in her village of Ketin Serdi in 2008.
Abreha, 38, has six children. Water to Thrive completed a hand-dug well in her village of Adinifas in 2008.
Wahid Abraha is 46. Water to Thrive completed a hand-dug well in her village of Akuweini in 2014.