Published October 2012


People Served

Hand-Dug Well

Recognition Text

Friends of Fanose In memory of Buse & Hatala- In honor of Uncle Kiha

Project Cost


Local Partner

A Glimmer of Hope

Field Notes

Thanks to our local partner A Glimmer of Hope, support from the surrounding community, and your generosity, 250 people in Ethiopia have access to clean and safe water!

You helped fund a well with a handpump for a community in Ethiopia, implemented by our local partner A Glimmer of Hope. We rely on the expertise of local partners like A Glimmer of Hope to choose the best solution for each unique situation. In this case, A Glimmer of Hope’s thorough understanding of how to implement effective, sustainable water projects in their area led them to choose a well with a handpump.

Wells access subsurface aquifers, which are better protected from microbial contamination than surface water and provide a more reliable supply of water during dry seasons and droughts. Construction begins with studies to identify the most suitable location. Once a location is selected and the aquifer is reached, the well is lined, disinfected, tested, and fitted with a handpump to bring water to the surface.

Along with implementing water projects, our local partners also facilitate sanitation and hygiene initiatives to help promote everyone’s long-term health. These initiatives are often championed by community members themselves, who work hard to create positive change within their community.

Clean water means education, income, and health—especially for women and girls. It truly changes everything. Thank you for funding clean water and transforming futures for 250 people in Ethiopia!

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