For many people living in Ethiopia access to clean water is not available outside of cities. This means people collect water from rivers and lakes, risking water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid.
This carbon offsetting project fixes boreholes that have fallen into disrepair in order to provide clean water to communities whilst also providing funding mechanisms to ensure long-term maintenance. As a result, families no longer have to boil water, which saves on firewood, prevents carbon emissions and reduces indoor smoke pollution. The project is managed by female-led WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) committees who oversee the access to the boreholes and provide work and empowerment to women in the region.