Project Overview

Jabi Tehanan is one of the Woredas (districts) that produces coffee in the Amhara Region. Jabi Tehnan is one of the Woredas which has the lowest coverage of water, sanitation and hygiene practices (WASH) and struggles to sustain and improve the limited existing services it has. Climate change has deteriorated the WASH coverage, affecting the water quality and quantity. Working in partnership with the local government, we will rebuild the multi-village water system to its full capacity, using our expertise and experience to ensure that it gives sustainable and long-term water provision

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Project Stats

Start date: 2018

Status: In progress - anticipated finish 2021

Community: Jabi Tehnan

People reached: 10,622

Delivery Partner: WaterAid

about Ethiopia

94,100,000 population

58% of rural lack access to water

77% of rural lack access to sanitation

29.6% live below the poverty line


Household level sanitation interventions through promotional activities has increased basic sanitation for more than 1,500 people.


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economic growth

Ethiopia is considered the biological and cultural home of coffee. Coffee farming alone provides a livelihood for approximately 15 million Ethiopians (16% of the population) and 80,050 in Jabi Tehnan alone. Coffee is Ethiopia’s most important agricultural commodity, contributing one quarter of its total export earnings. Functioning water supply systems will transform the lives of local farmers and enrich the local economy.

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improving health

Jabi Tehnan has very low coverage of water and struggles to maintain the limited existing sources available, often causing outbreaks of helminthiasis, diarrhoea, pneumonia, and typhoid The project will be working the develop the sources that supply the water system so that it has the capacity to support the communities, health institutions and schools, in return reducing the spread of these conditions.

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water for all

In Mankusa Abduoma (one of the villages within Jabi Tehnan) around 700 people fetch water from one water source in the community. Since there is not enough water, people take it turns to fetch it, meaning that one household can collect two 40 litres of water every other day. On average 6-8 people live in each household, which means that this is not nearly a sufficient amount of clean drinking water. Our project aims to provide not only water for Coffee irrigation but clean drinking water.


HOW WE DID THIS

As the project remains ongoing in Jabi Tehnan, along with our delivery partners WaterAid, we continue to provide water and hygiene facilities to the community. So far in the process we have delivered ;

  • Construction of 2 water points (from an existing water source) has improved access to safe water for 700

    people.

  • Increased knowledge, skills, awareness on hygiene behaviours for more than 1,500 people through hygiene behaviour change promotion activities. A Baseline survey, context analysis and climate resilience study have been conducted.

  • Household level sanitation interventions through promotional activities has increased basic sanitation for more than 1,500 people.

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Sustainability and education

Working in partnership with the local government, we will rebuild the multi- village water system to its full capacity, using our expertise and experience to ensure that it gives sustainable and long-term water provision to the local kebeles. We will develop the sources that supply the water system so that it has the capacity to support the communities, health institutions and schools. To ensure the sustainability and longevity of the system, the facilities will be managed on an ongoing basis by specialist private operators. Two boards will be appointed within the community to represent the voice of the local residents with the private operators.


the future

Moving forward we are looking forward to hopefully hitting our development targets by 2021 and enriching the lives of Jabi Tehnan locals.

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