Water means life


Water is vital to life, but in many parts of the world it is a scarce resource. Especially the people in poor countries often do not have access to water. Very often it is not potable. Even in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, only one quarter of the inhabitants has clean tap water. The situation is even dramatic in the rural areas, where access to water means 15 litres per person and day within a distance of less than 1.5 kilometres. In Europe an average person uses 145 litres of water per day, 3 litres of which are for  drinking and for cooking, while the sizeable rest of 142 litres is used to flush the toilet (about 46 litres), to clean the body (about 53 litres), and to take care of the household, car and garden.


To enable as many people as possible to gain access to clean water, Menschen für Menschen constructs wells, springs, water reservoirs, irrigation ponds and irrigation systems in all project areas that enable two to three harvests per year. One single well will improve the living conditions of hundreds of people. So far, Menschen für Menschen has constructed

– 2.111 wells

– 90 irrigation systems

– 83 water reservoirs

CHF

Beneficiary:
Donations account:
Account Number 18180018
Bank Code 701 500 00
BIC SSKMDEMM
IBAN DE64701500000018180018
Donations account:
Account Number 18180018
Bank Code 701 500 00
BIC SSKMDEMM
IBAN DE64701500000018180018
Spendenkonto:
Postkonto 90-700000-4

Stiftung Menschen für Menschen Karlheinz Böhms Äthiopienhilfe, 8002 Zürich

IBAN-Code:
CH97 0900 0000 9070 0000 4
BIC SSKMDEMM
IBAN DE64701500000018180018
Water in Ethiopia