Need to Know

In Rural Ethiopia, Someone Like You is Living Without Clean Water

Clean water is a basic human right.

Most of us are fortunate enough to live in a place where we have easy access to safe drinking water. That is not the case for Adi Etot, a community in rural Ethiopia. Just 407 people live there, and while that may not seem like a lot, it’s too many people living without clean water. Do you know how many people should be living without clean water? Zero.

For World Water Day, Charity Water shared the stories of those living in Adi Etot, who have learned to live without clean water. These are people who have every right to clean drinking water – just like you.

We take clean, running water for granted every day because that’s what we’re used to. Imagine having to walk miles and miles to a river, and then wait in line just so you can get one bucket of water for your family. Charity Water created a quiz so you can meet someone like you–a friend, sibling, student–living in Adi Etot, so you can see that this could be you. If you’ve been wanting to volunteer for an important cause, the fight to get clean water for all is a great place to start.

If you want more ways to give back, check out some of our favorite charities, organizations, and foundations, here!

Someone Like You Lives Without Clean Water | Charity Water

For more information about Charity Water, check out their website, here.