Project Waterfall Complete – Thank you from Hario and Project Waterfall!
Project Waterfall’s flagship project to bring clean water, sanitation and education to Jabi Tehnan has reached completion after 4 years of determination and hard work! From the efforts of Project Waterfall and their partners at WaterAid, 10,571 people have improved access to safe water supply and 10,662 people have increased access to better sanitation and hygiene. Hario continuously supports their projects through the sale of bespoke coffee filters which channels funds directly to Project Waterfall with each purchase.
We are so appreciative of the opportunity to contribute towards changing lives with flowing clean water.
Meet Bizuayehu Anteneh
“Like most women in our area, I am responsible for taking care of the household chores. Cleaning the house, cooking, and collecting water is what I do every day. The most tiresome of all the chores was collecting water. I used to walk for about 20 minutes to the nearest spring almost every day. The water was not clean. Besides, I couldn’t support my husband with the farm work as collecting water takes most of my time. My children used to get sick with water born illnesses and I often used to take them to the health post. Since the water source is far, my daughters were always late for their classes.
Currently, I collect tap water near our house. It only takes me five minutes to do so. In addition, the water is clean and available whenever we want it. For my household, we need 8 jerrycans of water per day and now we can get that. My daughters can now be at school on time and focus on their education as we are living a healthy life. I can wash their clothes as frequently as needed now. I am also helping my husband with some of the farm work as I have enough time to do that.
I am living a happy life! With the water that is installed near our house, I can now use my time effectively, look after my family’s hygiene and be energetic. This is what I was looking for and I am more than happy because I witness this. I am a member of the women’s development association. We make sure the water taps are working properly and are safely managed. We teach our children to stay away from the taps and keep the cattle away as the same time. We are very lucky to have this facility in our village and we will keep it safe as much as we can.”