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Mai Welay

Published May 2017


People Served

Drilled Well

Recognition Text

mycharity: water

Project Cost


Local Partner

Relief Society of Tigray

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 project contributed to 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 made. Community members helped build structures to protect each water point 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, the community walks significantly less every day to collect water. Most importantly, the water they bring home each day is safe enough to drink.

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