Project information

Gura Ferda Water Supply, Hygiene and Sanitation

Currently the Gura Ferda community are drinking, washing and cooking in contaminated dirty water, the same source often shared by animals.
We want to fund the construction of 3 capped springs to provide clean water for 1500 beneficiaries and to run a sanitation hygiene promotion program too.

February 2012 - May 2012

Charity information: Water4ethiopia

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  • Need

    Need

    Currently the Gura Ferda community are drinking, washing and cooking in contaminated dirty water, the same source often shared by animals.

    According to the regional health bureau, the leading course of morbidity in Gura Ferda is mostly attributable to the lack of a clean water supply, poor sanitation and low public awareness of environmental health and personal hygiene. The under 5 mortality rate is 157 per 1000 births.

    Globally, diarrhoea is the leading cause of illness and death (WHO).

    Solution

    Each of the 3 capped springs, overnight storage units and distribution points constructed will provide 500 Ethiopians with 20 litres per day of clean water.

    The sanitation and hygiene training will increase the awareness of washing hands at critical times, as well as enabling the construction of pit latrines for toilets. The project will increase the health of the community enabling children to spend more time at school and farmers can spend more time growing crops to aid their development.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve the quality and amount of water the 1500 beneficiaries can consume.

    Activities

    » Water4Ethiopia to fund the construction of capped springs,overnight storage units and distribution points including piping.Community to help construct

    Success will be...Each member of the beneficiary community being able to have 20 litres per day (the UN minimum standard) of clean water for drinking, washing and cooking.


    Aim 2

    To reduce the prevalence of water borne diseases in the water the communities drink.

    Activities

    » Ensure that the water produced by the capped spring is tested and safe to consume. If necessary we will add small levels of chlorine to it.

    Success will be...making sure that the water is clean for consumption.


    Aim 3

    Improve the sanitation and hygiene coverage in the communities.

    Activities

    » Employ health workers as part of the project in order to educate and train the beneficiaries to wash their hands before critical times.
    » Employ health workers as part of the project in order to educate and train the beneficiaries to protect the clean water and store away from animals.
    » Work with the community so that at least 1pit latrine per 8 Households is constructed with a jerry can and soap at each one for hand washing after use
    » Ensure the formation of a children's drama club so that they can run performances to educate others in the community after good hygiene and sanitation

    Success will be...an increase in sanitation and hygiene coverage with fewer being ill or dying as a result.


    Aim 4

    Increase the participation of women in WatSan (Water and Sanitation) committee decision making.

    Activities

    » Ensure that at least 3 out of 7 members of the committee are women.

    Success will be...having at least 3 women in each of the 3 WatSan committees as well as seeing a general improvement in decision making particpation for women in the communities.


    Aim 5

    To work with all stakeholders in all that we do.

    Activities

    » Each proposal and action throughout the construction process will be done in consultation and collaboration with beneficiaries and local government
    » Ensure that the beneficiaries understand the benefits to their health and development of having clean water.
    » Ensuring the community are happy with being able to maintain the upkeep of the project for an average of 20 years.

    Success will be...that all stakeholders are happy with the final joint decisions that are made.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Long term the Gura Ferda project will enable beneficiaries to have an average of 20 years of clean water for drinking, washing and cooking. This will enable them to have a longer average life expectancy and to be less susceptible to illnesses and diseases, resulting in them being able to increase the development process through children attending school more often and farmers being able to spend more time growing and selling their crops to gain a higher standard of living.

    Risk

    The biggest risk we have is that we don't raise sufficient funds for the projects, or that the cost of the materials increases significantly.In order to try and overcome this we are fundraising with schools and churches as well as having just launched the volunteer run Water4Ethiopia bottled water where 25p per bottle sold goes to Ethiopia

    A further risk is that there are delays with the project. To overcome this we have a volunteer with a Masters in Water Resource Management helping the NGO.

    Reporting

    Donors are kept up to date with developments through our Quarterly E-Newsletter that is available on the top of the front page of our website. In addition we run more frequent updates through Twitter and Facebook. Donors are shown photos of the projects progress&of some of those they have helped

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,650 Cement For the spring capping, overnight storage unit, distribution point and cattle trough
      £1,350 Piping To connect the source through the overnight storage unit to the distribution point.
      £1,300 Sand For the spring capping, overnight storage unit, distribution point and cattle trough
      £875 Gravel Primarily used in helping to protect the spring and also in the filtering process.
      £650 Artesan To complete the specialist spring capping and cement work
      £515 Materials, hygiene training To help construction as well as hire health workers to do hygiene training
      £600 Project planning Includes transport costs from Addis Ababa and NGO staff costs.
      £560 Monitoring and contingency Includes transport costs from Addis Ababa and NGO staff costs.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Monthly Supporters £2,500 Guaranteed
    School Fundraisers £1,500 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    Gura Ferda Wereda project is located in Bench Maji Zone of the Southern Nations and Nationalities and People Regional State (SNNPRS), Ethiopia.

    It is situated between 6.49 and 7.21 latitude North and 34.88 to 35.42 longitude East. Gura Ferda is one of the nine weredas in the Zone and is located about 588 kms South West of Addis Ababa. The capital of the wereda is Biftu town. Biftu is accessed using the main road from Jimma to Mizan Tefere.

    Beneficiaries

    At least 1500 Ethiopians, including women and children.

    We will work with our Ethiopian NGO Partner "to give dignity to all human beings regardless of age, sex, language, religion, race and ethnicity."

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Water4Ethiopia ensures that 100% of donations made go to Ethiopia and we update donors each month through our quarterly e-newsletter.

    The beneficiary community is involved throughout the project, including volunteering their labour and available materials, so that they fully understand the benefits of clean water, hygiene and sanitation. We believe that our beneficiary communities feel a real sense of ownership in their project and that this helps the projects longevity.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Andrew McAllister

    Founding Volunteer and Trustee at Water4Ethiopia.

    Fiona McAllister

    Water4Ethiopia Volunteer Treasurer and Trustee.

    Mulugeta Demelash

    Head of the Water Resource Department at our NGO called the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Inter-Church Aid Commission.

    Clemens Griesauer

    Water4Ethiopia's Junior volunteer Project Manager to work with all stakeholders to help ensure the timely and efficient completion of the project.

Current water supply at one of the three sites.

Current water supply at one of the three sites.

£5

Provides 1 Ethiopian with clean water for 20 years

It costs just £5 to give 1 Ethiopian clean water for 20 years, please help us to change lives in Ethiopia.

Andy McAllister (Founder of Water4Ethiopia)