Dube Bute is a vibrant, rural community in Southern Ethiopia that relies heavily on livestock as a primary source of food and income. Though the village itself is spread across miles of hills and valleys, the community comes together in the bustling town center.
Located in the verdant plains, this village is rich with banana and berry trees and small springs and creeks. Unfortunately, these springs are often contaminated with waste and bacteria, making clean water projects essential for Chuko.
Isolated in the lush lowlands, Tercha has small markets and mud hut “coffee shops” lining its dusty roads. The village has seen steady population growth without the support of a stable village infrastructure. Unclean drinking water, poorly equipped medical facilities and dilapidated schools were daily problems facing the community.