Well construction for Ethiopia
Water means life. In contrast to Germany, there are many countries, like Ethiopia, where a sufficient water supply cannot be taken for granted.
Especially in the rural areas of Ethiopia, the population suffers from a severe lack of water. Where there is no water, adequate hygiene is not possible either, which can quickly lead to diseases as a consequence. This endangers the health of countless people, children and elderly in particular.
It is for this reason that humedica has set itself the target to tackle the lack of water by constructing simple pumping systems. These systems make it possible to pump water to the surface from a depth of 20 metres.
So far, the project has been started in several villages in the region of Sidamo near the town of Awassa.
Apart from supplying people with water, every single well also promotes education. Once the girls living in these villages no longer have to walk several hours to collect water, they finally have time to go to school.
Articles about our work for this project
Ibrahim’s wish2013/07/22Our project coordinator Steven Hofmann’s report from Ethiopia shows us, how you can find different kinds of wishes all over the world. It’s Ibrahim’s story...read more
Water - Elixir of Life2013/05/10A lot of digging is going on in Ethiopia. But no, humedica has not gone treasure hunting. The purpose of all the digging is to make drinking water available...read more
What an igloo is for some, a well might be for others2013/05/08While people in Germany meet each other at the market square, in an urban park or in the privacy of their own homes, the Inuit – the indigenous peoples of a...read more
Imagine it is World Water Day and millions are thirsty2013/03/21In Germany, people have quite a strange habit: when they talk about bad weather, they often mean rain. In our part of the world, rain is seen as a grumpy tr...read more
The story behind the picture: building together2012/06/13Many experiences in our lives are very special moments that leave behind their traces and remain in our memories for a long time. That can be moments linked...read more
Time frame: Sep. 2009 - Dez. 2017
Type of Assistance: International Long-Term Projects
How humedica helps: Brunnenbau
Project Partners: Rotary Club Baden-Baden, Dietmar Köthnig