Around 600 additional people in Ethiopia will have access to clean water in the future. The Mutti project site is located 175 km northeast of Addis Ababa in the regional state of Amhara. As in Ambacho, the funds used here were donated on the occasion of the death of our benefactor and founder Henner Lang last year.
The water access in Mutti helps to commemorate his more than 20 years of commitment to the people of Ethiopia.
Spring catchment and clean water point
As part of the project, the existing water access, which is used by animals and people alike, was provided with a brick spring capture to protect the access from contamination and to be able to direct the water in the desired direction without losses. Starting from the captured spring, pipelines were laid to carry the water to a 4 m3 water tank where several taps are installed. The new water tapping point shortens the distances to fetch water, which has a lasting positive impact on the lives of women and girls in particular.
Water trough for livestock
Since most families depend on keeping livestock, a water trough was also built for the livestock (cows, sheep and donkeys), which is located near the new water point.
Water committee composed of men and women
In addition to these construction measures, a water committee was established at the start of the project, consisting of both women and men elected by the village community. The committee coordinates the active participation of the village community, which resulted in large parts of the manual work being carried out by the community members themselves. In the future, the committee will continue to ensure that the results of the project are used in a sustainable manner and that awareness of the responsible use of water is anchored among the users. Last but not least, the establishment of the water committee and the active participation of the community ensure a strong identification with the project and its results in Mutti.
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