Lack of Water in Ethiopia

By: Erik Kerrigan

Background Information

In Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in the world, only 42% have access to an improved water supply, and only 11% to sanitation services. Of the 1 billion people in the world without access to fresh, clean water, 75 million reside in Ethiopia, accounting for 7.5% of the population needing water. Also, the women and children who walk for their water can walk up to 6 hours to the water and 6 hours back, every day, just for dirty and contaminated water.

What caused this lack of Water

The lack of Water in Ethiopia has been caused by many different sources, with the main one being desertification. Desertification has affected many countries in Africa, and Ethiopia has affected Ethiopia very much.

Location/ Statistics/ Current Involvement

Future Involvement

There needs to be greater involvement and awareness. The people of Ethiopia need us to help them. They are poor, and do not have sufficient funds to provide themselves with clean water.

My Plan

I will continue to create awareness for these people in need. I will support a Glimmer of Hope, and I urge you to do the same. Any amount of money will help allow one less child to be thirsty.


Works Cited

"CIA World Factbook." Ethiopia. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2013. <>.

"Ethiopia." N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2013. <>.

Newman, Jack. "A Glimmer of Hope Foundation - Austin, Texas." A Glimmer of Hope Foundation - Austin, Texas. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2013. <>.

PRAYER. "Project: Ethiopia Water Project." SIM (Serving In Mission) - An International Christian Missions Organization and Diverse Gospel Community. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2013. <>.

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