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Project information

Kecho Spring Capping, Bonke District, Ethiopia

HOPE UK is raising funds to cap the Kecho spring, in the village of Zazye (Bonke Woreda, southern Ethiopia). This spring, when capped, will provide clean water to 1,300 people. The total cost of the spring is approx £38,000, of which we are still aiming to raise £4,000.

November 2014 - April 2015

Charity information: HOPE International Development Agency

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  • Need


    Without clean water, people continue to drink contaminated water and therefore frequently catch water borne diseases, which are often fatal. Girls spend hours each day fetching water when they otherwise would be attending school. It is not uncommon for attacks to take place on this daily journey. Every day is survival without a local source of clean, safe water.


    By capping a nearby spring and having a local source of clean water in the village, 1,300 people will have a future with hope. Disease and death rates will fall. Children will be able to attend school. More food can be grown. Women can gain greater equality. Income will increase and self sufficiency will become possible. Clean water will make a huge difference!

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To offer technical assistance to the local community in building a sustainable water system.


    » The nearby Kecho spring will be capped, a gravity-led water system will be devised and a water reservoir built in the village with six water points.
    » The community will commit to be involved in the building of the water system, andwill contribute to its maintenance and upkeep.

    What success will look like

    - change in use of clean drinking water systems
    - change in daily sanitation habits and the number of community members trained in water, sanitation and hygiene

    Aim 2

    To strengthen community's ability manage the water supply sustainably & exercise good public health


    » Community workers will provide 'train the trainer' training for a number of local volunteers to ensure there are local water champions.
    » Community workers will educate each household - by going house to house - to teach about hygiene and sanitation.
    » Community workers will establish, recruit and train community members for the the Water Maintenance Committee and Health and Sanitation Committee.
    » Group and mass awareness raising will take place at public gatherings on national holidays and at political, religious and cultural gatherings.

    What success will look like

    - % change in the reported incidence of water borne/diarrhoeal diseases
    - % change in reported incidences of eye infections

  • Impact


    - 1,136 people in and around Zazye village have increased daily use of clean drinking water from newly constructed water systems
    - 50% decrease in reported incidence of water borne/diarrhoeal diseases
    - 25% decrease in reported incidences of eye infections


    If money is not available to start the work there will be a delay in starting the project and more time will elapse when improved health, education and sustainability are not a reality for the inhabitants of Zazye.


    We have a regular newsletter that will outline the progress taking place in Kecho. We will also keep donors informed via our Facebook page and website (which is being revamped at present).

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £37,915

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      Amount Heading Description
      £22,296 Materials pipes & fittings, cement, stone, gravel, sand, equipment
      £4,242 Transportation materials & regular staff transportation
      £11,377 Staff & Admin construction staff, hygiene & sanitation training staff, community engagement staff, admin & support

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    UK donors & fundraisers £15,000 Guaranteed
    Grant from a foundation £10,000 Conditional
    Support from sister organisation, HOPE Japan £8,915 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Zazye, Bonke Woreda, southern Ethiopa


    The local population of 1,300 people and their future generations

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    HOPE's goal is to bring clean water to all in the Bonke region of southern Ethiopia by 2018. Since 2009 HOPE has been the only charity working in the Gamogofa Zone (Bonke and Arbaminch). We have a good track record of embedding behavioural change and sustainability in the villages where we work. It is something we are highly committed to as an organisation.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    HOPE Ethiopia Construction Staff

    They provide the necessary expertise to cap the spring & install water infrastructure, living in the village and modelling good public health behavior

    Community Educators

    They train community volunteers about hygiene and sanitation and to be water champions. They also go house to house to educate each household.

    HOPE Ethiopia Director

    Our director will carry out an impact evaluation to assess behavioural change and use of water within the community after the project is complete

    The Local Community

    They provide much of the labour for installation of the water supply. They take up leadership roles to manage water and promote healthy behaviours


will bring clean water to three families

Clean water brings hope … belp HOPE bring clean water