Current and Next Projects

Addis Ababa

Urban Slum Upgrading and WASH Project

The 3-year Urban Slum Upgrading Project was started in the city of Addis Ababa in July 2017.  With this project Habitat Ethiopia partners with vulnerable families who live in poverty to become homeowners and get access to improved sanitation and safe water. 

The project activities are renovation of houses, construction of communal toilets, communal water points, walkways and ditches. The project ensures sustainable use of the facilities and creating healthy living environment through hygiene and sanitation training and promotion of saving practices. 

In the first year, Habitat Ethiopia assists 271 families (more than 1,200 individuals). At the end of the project, 800 families (3,700 individuals) in two Woredas(communities) who are suffering from lack of adequate housing and sanitation facilities will have healthy living environment.

Oromiya and Southern Region

Disaster Risk Reduction and Response(DR3-WASH) Project

Habitat Ethiopia responds to the national call to assist families affected by drought. In this project, Habitat Ethiopia will provide Emergency WASH kits and undertakes construction of water facilities for families suffering from shortage of water in Oromiya and Southern Regional States. Hygienic training will be provided to raise awareness among households and community members. More than 10,000 families (50,000 individuals) will be assisted in this project through provision of safe water, and hygiene training.

Habitat Ethiopia will work with government offices, community leaders and health professionals to select target families and address their urgent needs. Habitat Ethiopia has successfully completed DR3-WASH Project which helps more than 7,500 families get access to safe water with enhanced awareness in hygiene. Experience gained from previous projects will be used to make the new project sustainable and reach more people affected by drought. More about drought in Ethiopia and Habitat’s work…

Oromiya Region

Vulnerable Group Housing and WASH Project

This is a two-year project targeting vulnerable families living in poverty housing with poor sanitation conditions in five towns of Oromiya Regional State namely: Adola, Adama, Ambo, Jimma and Shashemene. Habitat Ethiopia will partner with target families, local administrations and other stake holders for successful implementation and greater impact. The target population are vulnerable people affected by various forms of disability including leprosy, and poverty related social problems.

The project activities are  reconstruction/renovation of dilapidated houses for vulnerable and leprosy affected families in Ambo and low income families in Jimma, construction and renovation of communal toilets in Adola and Jimma, provision of hygiene training for beneficaries and community members, and enhancing capacity of Adama and Shashemene town  administrations in solid waste management through providing solid waste trucks and other tools. This project will help 15,000 families (75,800 individuals) improve their lives.


Amhara Region

Vulnerable Group Housing and WASH Project

Habitat Ethiopia will partner with target families in five towns of Amhara Regional State: Debre Markos, Bahir-Dar, Debre Berhan, Kombolcha and Dessie. The activities in the integrated vulnerable group housing and WASH project include construction of new houses, water reservoir, communal water points and installation of pipe lines.  Alongside hygiene training for community members, water management committees will be organized in Dessie town.

The project also aims at improving sanitation conditions in Debre Markos town through solid waste management, providing waste disposal tools and training of youth who engage in solid waste collection. The two-year project will benefit more than 4,590 families (18,800 individuals). 

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