Chuko Weyama Village
Chuko Weyama Village
This village of 2,200 rests in the verdant plains of Ethiopia’s Southern Region. Throughout the village, there are banana trees and small springs and creeks. Unfortunately, these springs are often contaminated with waste and bacteria, making clean water projects essential for Chuko.
located in the southwest corner of Ethiopia
Why We Chose Chuko
When we first came to Chuko, waterborne illness was rampant. Numerous springs and creeks run through the town, but they are shared with livestock and filled with waste and bacteria.
Even if these streams were clean, they don’t hold enough water to meet the village’s needs. Women and girls were walking long distances every day in seach of other water sources, which were often also contaminated. To improve their health and allow more time for girls to spend in school, the villagers clearly needed clean water close to home. See our progress.
Located firmly within the earth’s tropic band, Chuko is green beyond measure. Like most Ethiopian villages, Chuko is a farming town. But the crops in Chuko are different from those in the rest of the country; rather than farming fields of sugar cane, villagers tend banana and berry trees. They also care for their livestock, mostly cows and donkeys.
Residents live in circular stick huts with thatch roofs. Daily life is demanding, yet despite the trying circumstances they often face, the villagers' demeanors mirror their beautiful climate.
The people of Chuko are closer than ever to having clean water! Glimmer supporters recently visited the project to see the progress. Check out this video for a first-hand look at how this project is unfolding.
THANK YOU, CHUKO SUPPORTERS
We are grateful to Glimmer donor Julie Neal for championing the fundraising efforts for Chuko! Scroll down to see the campaigners who have helped transform life in this village.
To learn how Glimmer lifts women and children out of extreme poverty in Ethiopia, explore more villages where we work.
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Our gratitude goes out to our past supporters!