June 13, 2013
Our 2012 Give A Drop water project in Tegolhay, Ethiopia is now complete! The Give A Drop campaign is a partnership between Project Clean Water, Virgin Unite, and the Voss Foundation to address the worldwide water problem. Give A Drop supports water projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, implemented by Voss Foundation and on-the-ground partners. Thanks to all your efforts, we were able to partner with A Glimmer of Hope to build a water system that has already had incredible impact on the Tegolhay community.
The project provides the creation of a shallow borehole and the formation of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Committee (WASHCO) in the community. Previously, residents relied on an unprotected stream for drinking and household water, which contributed to health problems. Women and girls walked two to three hours to fetch water. Voss Foundation’s contribution to the Tigray Potable Water Supply Program for Tegolhay now benefits 400 community members, and enables women and children to work or to regularly attend school. According to one community member, Mamit Abadi,
Since this well has been constructed, we are getting quality water without walking long distances and I’m regularly attending class. The availability of the well has greatly helped me to attend my education properly.
Thank you to all of our Give A Drop donors who made this project possible! To watch a video of the well being dug, click here.Read the final report to learn more about all the ways our water project is helping the Tegolhay community grow.