World Water Day

World Water Day has been observed on March 22 since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as “World Water day”.

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Today Ethiopian Orphan Relief, Inc. (EOR) is pleased to announce that $13,000 has been grated to Water 1st International which will complete funding of a large water project in Dawo Kara, Ethiopia.

Walking several times a day to get water keeps children out of school.

Walking several times a day to get water keeps children out of school.

The generosity of our donors along with guests at February’s Night of Warmth in Columbus, Ohio enabled this grant. Water 1st International successfully implements community managed water projects that provide water, supply, sanitation, and education in some of the poorest areas of Ethiopia. Ethiopian Orphan Relief, Inc. has been partners with this organization since 2010 and has granted a total of $53,000.00 supporting the amazing work they do in Ethiopia.

Water source used by the community of Dawo Kara. Thanks to the Water 1st & EOR donors they will now have clean water.

Water source used by the community of Dawo Kara. Thanks to the Water 1st & EOR donors they now have clean water.

This grant, as shared completed the funding needed for the Dawo Kara project. The well is 184 meters deep, serves 3,700 people, will produce about 6 gallons of clean water a second. Water 1st shares that it will produce over 500,000 gallons of water a day. The community can use for cooking, cleaning and drinking.

This November EOR will be traveling to Dawo Kara, Ethiopia to see first hand the impact clean water has made on this community.

Thank you to each and every one of you who provided the funds for this water project.

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