Photos of the Spring Protection in Bekele Spring

People Served


Thanks To

mycharity: water


October 2016

Solution Type

Spring Protection

Local Partner

The International Rescue Committee

Field Notes

Thanks to you, this community now has access to clean and safe drinking water. Additionally, our local partners trained community health workers and local leaders to disseminate positive hygiene and household sanitation messages to their respective community members.

Each family using the new water source contributed toward their project's construction — a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Each family will continue to pay a small amount to use the water. The community will save this money for any necessary maintenance and repairs.

Fees weren't the only contribution the community gave towards this water project. They helped build structures to protect each water source after they were built.

The people here, especially women and girls, used to walk up to two hours to collect water for their families. The water wasn't safe to drink and often made people sick. Thanks to your help, people here are walking significantly less every day to collect water. Most importantly, the water they bring home each day is safe enough to drink.

Note: You may have noticed that the name of the community on the project plaque is different than that on your page. Don’t worry, these are the right pictures. The name you see on your page is the water point site name. The name on the plaque is a more general term for that community.