Water jar being carried by local woman.

Ethiopia Facts:

  • Less than 68% of rural Ethiopians have access to safe drinking water.
  • In rural Ethiopia, women and children walk up to six hours to collect water. Most collect water from shallow, unprotected ponds which they share with animals.
  • The mortality rate of children under 5 years old 169 compared to 8 in the United States.
  • Statistics show that 40% of the Ethiopian population lives below the poverty line.
  • Life expectancy is 46 years of age.
  • 47% of children under five years old are moderately to severely underweight.
  • Drilling team member, Solomon with child at new well

    Children gather to watch their well drilled.