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Thirst for change: Building wells and opening minds in Ethiopia

Lemlem Berhe training school children in EthiopiaI love the technical side of being an engineer. I am most happy when I see the product which I have designed actually working.

I spend four or five days a week out in the field, teaching and training farmers to build the irrigation systems and wells that I have designed. I explain everything, I am alongside them every day.

Many water engineers work for contractors or in industry, but I am happy to work with the communities. Here, I see how jobs are created, how people are solving their own problems and I know that because of my work people are able to live. It’s not just my work, it’s the project and it’s CAFOD‘s support. But the message of thanks from the communities comes directly to me.

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