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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Tamiru Chewaka posted in Ethiopia, Water, Impact Stories, WV

Shuda and Meskerem
Shuda (left) and her friend Meskerem drawing water 

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Bowolicho village is located in the Hula Area Program operation area, 231 miles south of Addis Abba, Ethiopia’s capital. There was a dire need for water in this area. Schoolgirls of all ages use to walk a half hour to draw water from an unprotected source called Bansa spring.

The schoolgirls who attended school in the morning left home as early as at 6:00am and walked in a group to the unkept spring. The water they found was not safe for their health. Keeping their jerry cans in two or sometimes three lines and waiting for turn was the day to day experience for them. They walked back home for another thirty minutes and upon getting home, they cooked for family and handle other activities.

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