The Journey

The Journey is a video series that will take you to Ethiopia to see charity: water's work in the field. Join our Content Strategist, Tyler, as he experiences life without water and meets the incredible people of Ethiopia.

Part 1: And So It Begins

Trying to figure out what's going on here? Meet Tyler. He's a Content Strategist at charity: water and your host for The Journey. He’ll explain (almost) everything.

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Part 2: Seven Things to Know About Ethiopia

Before we get too far into our trip to Ethiopia, there are a few things you need to know. Here are some tips to kick off the adventure.

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Part 3: Life without Clean Water

Tarik Haftay is one of many young girls who puts in hours each day walking to collect dirty water for her family. Spend a day walking in her shoes.

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Part 4: Meet Our Partners

Our local partner in Tigray began as a grassroots organization. Now they’re the largest operating local charity in the region. They’ve helped us implement more than 3,000 water projects, and they’re incredible.

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Part 5: Water Changes Everything

Having access to clean water saves women in Ethiopia hours each day. Find out how families in May Umeri Village are using all of their extra time after getting a well.

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Part 6: From Dynamite to Drilling Rigs

Sometimes building a well requires huge machines. Sometimes it involves explosives. Here’s a behind the scenes look at how our local partners find and deliver clean water.

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Part 7: Dispatch to the Rescue

We’re not just funding new water projects; we’re also training teams of local mechanics who can respond when wells break. These Dispatch teams keep the water flowing at charity: water projects in Tigray.

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Part 8: A Few Takeaways

As The Journey comes to an end, we take a look back at some of the things we learned along the way. This isn't a good-bye; it's a see you next time!

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