Features

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Champion of Resilence

Guadie Demeke Amare (37) is a visually impaired, disability inclusion Trainer in COWASH’s Amhara region inclusion technical team. Talking about COWASH’s approach, Guadie said, “COWASH follows the existing government structure and doesn’t create a parallel system which often is confusing in other development projects”. He added; “it is unique, and highly participatory to the level of community ownership”. He supplemented; “COWASH’s success is cemented in its approach”.

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Women Led Water Supply

W/ro Zenash Abebe is the chairperson of the Debero-Garmojo water point. She is assisted by W/ro
Tatchi Gemeda (Treasurer), Ato Kebede Zeleke (Secretary) and other three WASHCO members. Together
they manage the water supply serving 30 households. This all takes place in Abichu Gena Woreda in Oromia Region.

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Case In Balance

Sanitation Marketing: A case in balance
To Tebere Berihe, the days ahead are brighter than the days gone by. The future beholds hope while the past still conjures up despair and a sense of helplessness. The mental transformation from the state of cluelessness to purposefulness has not been an easy work though.

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Water is Life-A magazine by Tigray Region Water Bureau

This is an outcome of a dedicated training given in COWASH Communications strategy to regional stakeholdesr with close collaboration with COWASH FTAT, RSUs and regional stakeholders in COWASH Phase III.

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Menageze RPS

Menageze RPS in Degua Tember woreda was inaugurated on September 24, 2017.

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Healing the Scars

By Benti Ejeta

In Zelale Dorpe village, Arba Minch Zuria district of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ (SNNP) region, most of the adults are said to have scars from burns on their bellies. Matso Macho, apparently in his mid-50s, courageously shows off such scratches on his abdomen.  To date, his three cuts serve as a vivid reminder of what he and his community have gone through. These scars are not for beauty as someone might tend to think. Actually, they epitomize the severity of lack of access to safe water.

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The Leader

By Benti Ejeta

Zinash Abebe, 45, is a brave fighter. She has fought for a good cause. And, more interestingly, she has emerged triumphant in all accounts. The selfless combatant, a mother of eight, has made all the difference in the lives of her communities. “I am happy that we have made it that far. I really feel honored in serving my community. I am still committed to do more for them,” Zinash says proudly.

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CMP Approach Implementation Brochure

In 2003, Rural Water Supply and Environmental Program (RWSEP), introduced Community Managed Project (CMP) approach, then known as Community Development Fund (CDF). RWSEP, the first safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) bilateral program between Finland and Ethiopia, started implementing CMP in two districts of Amhara region.

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Water and Job

By Benti Ejeta

Medihanit Chekol, 22, is making a name for herself in a town. She is rising to fame by doing the kind of work most women might only have less aspiration for at first place. “It is not too difficult for women and not too easy for men,” says Medihanit with electrifying smile all over her face as she strongly rebuffs this notion.    

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A Dreams Comes True

By Benti Ejeta

Mintamir Muche, 35, is still regretful and resentful that her chance to go to school slipped away more than two de­cades ago. “Lack of access to safe water might have played a part in that misfortune,” she contemplates now. She was born and grown up in Yetiratir kebele, Bahir Dar Zuria district, Amhara region, a place where water was a scarce resource.

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