Of the 1 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water and safe sanitation, approximately 61million live in Ethiopia. The water crisis counts among the most significant factors in the perpetuation of the poverty in Ethiopia, with women and children spending up to six hours daily scavenging for water. 61 million Ethiopians lack access to safe water and 65 million lack access to improved sanitation. Of those who lack access to improved sanitation, a staggering 27 million practice open defecation.

In rural Ethiopia, a Water.org survey found that many women and children walk more than three hours to collect water, often from shallow wells or unprotected ponds they share with animals. Recurring droughts result in famine, food shortages, and water-related diseases, as people are forced to rely heavily on contaminated or stagnant water sources.SHAPEethiopia’s Access to Clean Water Improvement Initiative(ACWA-II) has intended to alleviate such problems and improve the coverage & access to safe drinking water to children, women & communities in the SHAPEthiopia’s program This program is intended to improve the coverage and access to safe drinking water to children, women, and communities in the SHAPEthiopia implementation areas, through the activities like:

  • Water wells Development Project
    Water wells Development Project
    Hand Pump Installation Project
    Water Pipes Installation Project
    Capacity Building