Conclusion of Kushe #1 Village Well Rehab and Training – Ethiopia

This project has been completed as a collaborative effort between Water Charity, WiLI, and Wine 2 Water.  The project was managed by WiLI staff on the ground, and Kyle Lomax (who has done a number of projects with WC) oversaw the effort, with Josh Elliot as the overall project director.  Averill & Beverly of Water Charity at Kushe#1 Site

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The following is Josh’s conclusion report on this project:

This project was to repair a well that was not functioning at full capacity. The water was reported as turbid (discolored) and the community did not like the taste.  

The well was developed, cleaned, and a new pump cylinder has been installed. This well was dug to a depth of 66 meters and an Extra Deep Hand pump was utilized.

Training also took place to train a number of locals in the care, upkeep, maintenance and repair of the new well to ensure its sustainability.  

All in all a very successful rehab project.


This project is the 1st in our Ethiopia Well Rehab Program, which is itself an initiative of our East Africa Water & Sanitation Program.

We would like to commend the collaborative effort Water Charity, WiLI, and Wine 2 Water, for executing this much-needed project.  Through collaboration, we were able to do this work for a fraction of what it would normally cost.

Village men utilizing the well