OfficeSpace.Rent has teamed up with local NGO Living Waters Mission Team in a corporate social responsibility program. Living Waters Malta reaches out through various projects which aim at alleviating the suffering of the people in some villages of Ethiopia where abject poverty is the normal way of life. It has undertaken housing, water and educational projects as well as other initiatives aimed at enhancing living conditions for Ethiopians and improving their life-expectancy.
Ethiopia is located in Africa’s Horn where drought and politics are two leading causes of water shortage. In a study conducted by Water.org they found that “42% of the population has access to a clean water supply” and only “11% of that number has access to adequate sanitation services”.
Borehole wells provide the safest source of water for communities in Ethiopia.Hand-powered pumps are used worldwide to deliver water from borehole wells. Drilling borehole wells and installing hand pumps has long been a low cost and reliable strategy for meeting the clean water needs of rural communities. Such pumps are also ideal since they do not require electricity supply and have low maintenance requirements.