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Students for Clean Water at UT
Thanks to our local partner A Glimmer of Hope, support from the surrounding community, and your generosity, 266 people in Ethiopia have access to clean and safe water!
You helped fund a well with a handpump for a school 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 school.
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 266 people in Ethiopia!See how we tied your Dollars to Projects
We publish a project when we've approved a final report from our partners and made sure your project is working for the best of the community.
These are the GPS coordinates of your project, plotted in Google Maps. A GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinate is the exact latitude and longitude of any given point on the Earth’s surface. charity: water uses GPS coordinates to record the location of each water project we fund. Please note: there are many of different formats for GPS. We use degree decimal format.
This is the population of the community that has access to your water project.
The water technologies we fund depend on the region's water availability, culture and economic conditions. Our partners survey each site and meet with the communities to determine the best solution. This community received a hand-dug well because the region has a high water table, therefore water can be reached by hand-digging. The community usually contributes time and labor, sometimes digging up to 50 feet by hand under the supervision of skilled masons to reach water. Hand-dug wells usually take up to three months to complete.
This is the cost of the water project you funded. Costs vary by country and by project type, and depend on a wide range of variables such as the local cost of fuel and cement at the time your project was built. This project’s cost includes any hygiene training or community maintenance models for the project’s sustainability.
charity: water works with partners in the field to build and implement water projects. Our partners have years of experience. They know the land, the people, the culture and the most appropriate water technology for each area of work. They report this data from the field to help us provide proof of your completed project(s).
This ID is how we track your project in our system.
A generous donor matched this donation.