Edget Orphanage, Addis Ababa
Edget is one of the small orphanages in Addis Ababa. Its a private orphanage and it accommodates around 30-40 babies and toddlers. Access to a clean water supply and sanitation in Ethiopia is amongst the lowest in the entire world. With high levels of bacteria, virus, cysts and heavy metals in the water supply, we want to provide clean water to the children of Edget. Good for Life funded and installed a water purification unit to provide clean water to the whole orphanage, removing the risk of children’s getting preventable waterborne diseases.
Shamida Children’s Home, Addis Ababa
Shamida Children’s home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia cares for disadvantaged and orphaned children, as well as this, they employing nannies that have suffered from Fistula. Fistula patience need to drink 4 to 5 litres of water per day. This was costing the orphanage USD6000 per year, just so the nannies and children they cared for could have safe drinking water. Good for Life funded and installed two water purifiers at the orphanage which will provide safe drinking water to the nannies and children and save the orphanage (which gets no government funding) USD30000-40000 over the next 5 years.