Project #1: Complete

Raised $10,000 to build a sustainable, clean-water source in Northern Ethiopia.

Working with charity: water; an amazing non-profit on a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries, we were able to bring clean water to a community in Ethiopia. With their 100% Model, every dollar we donated to charity:water has gone directly into the field to fund the water project.  

Traveller Collective Project #1

Project Details

In order to implement the project, charity: water works very closely with their local partner, the Relief Society of Tigray (REST) who develops locally appropriate solutions to water access, sanitation and hygiene. As much of Ethiopia has a high water table, our project will be a hand-dug well and the community will be heavily involved in the construction process, instilling a strong sense of ownership over the entire project.  


  • April 2016: $10,000 USD donated to charity:water and REST.
  • Summer 2016: REST gets all permits & supplies, picks the location, hires local help and begins work.
  • Summer 2017: REST completes status report as project nears completion, the community is trained about their new water source and we receive exact coordinates of the project.  
  • Winter 2017/18: New water source is active, we receive the final completion report and all the data is verified.    

Why Water?

Because water changes everything.

When a community gets access to clean water, it can change just about everything. It can improve health, increase access to food, grow local economies, and help kids spend more time in school.