For more information about The Big Pipe Project, please visit: bigpipeproject.wateraid.org/
Yared Hagos, Project Supervisor, explains the problem facing the community of Adi Sibhat.
Adi Sibhat is a community set deep in the highlands of Tigray in the far north of Ethiopia. An area of the country deeply affected by disaster namely droughts, famine and war.
The community collect water from an unprotected spring which comes off the Mai Quiha River, this source is used by humans and animals, and although it is constantly flowing it is not fast, and can slow further during the dry season.
Clean water is as important for the cattle in this community as it is for the people. During the dry season cattle often don't get enough water and this impacts their milk productivity. The cattle can also be susceptible to swallowing leeches, the leeches can get stuck in their throats and if not treated they can die.
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