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Rebuilding a community water source

Ethiopia, May 8, 2012

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Photo Credit: Nathan Oetting/Mercy Corps

Emergency response program manager Kaja Wislinska speaks to community members who are repairing a pond too damaged to hold water. It is now a working water source for the 400 households in Ada Olaa village.

This cash-for-work project, which provided wages to 200 people, is part of Mercy Corps' work in the Horn of Africa, which historic drought triggered widespread famine last year. We are helping families survive ongoing hunger and strengthening communities against future drought by improving their capture, storage and distribution of water. Read more about our response to the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.