Long walks for dirty water used to stand in the way of Birkti spending time with her young family. Not today. Thanks to supporters like you, she has clean water close to home—and more time than ever before to be with the people she loves.
"Clean water is important for good health so we don't get sick." Berekech grew up with a goiter. She understands the importance of health and the role water plays in maintaining it. With clean water in her village today, other young girls get to grow up healthy—and stay that way.
For years, Ybralem had to juggle homework and a three-hour round trip for water each day. Not anymore. With clean water in the middle of her village, Ybralem has three extra hours every day to put toward school, chores, or just the joy of being young.
Abrehet is amazing. She has 12 children. 12! And she’s constantly encouraging them to go to school and pursue a career. It used to be hard for her kids to stay healthy, but now, thanks to clean water, nothing is holding them back from getting an education and having the kind of life Abrehet wants for them.
Even though she loved school, Tahguas traded her education for the time-consuming task of collecting water for her parents. Now, thanks to clean water in her community, loyal daughters like Tahguas get to help their families most by going to school, not by staying home.
Selam is committed to rewriting the script. She wants her children to have a life full of education and opportunity—a life very different from her own as a child. Access to clean water means the dreams for her family are already starting to come true.
As a mother and a grandmother, Mabrat waited nearly a lifetime for the day when children in her community could finally go to school instead of helping to collect dirty water. Thanks to supporters like you, that day has come!
"Clean water will allow us to be free from disease. It will also help us inform the community to send the children to school." Now that Tsega’s community has clean water, she is one step closer to her dream of going back to school to become an agricultural expert. And we’ll be cheering her on all the way!
Future engineer. Future doctor. Future teacher. Future soccer star. Future anything she wants to be. Thanks to clean water and supporters like you. ⠀ Here’s to a bright future for girls around the world. On #InternationalWomensDay and every day. ⠀ Photos: @jeremysnell
When Yayesh dropped out of school to help her family, she traded time spent in class for time spent waiting in line for dirty water. But now, with access to clean and safe water nearby, girls like Yayesh can stay in school and get the education they deserve!