Clean Water Project: Ethiopia

Clean Water Project: Ethiopia

By, Celli Arenas

Today is Women’s Day, and I could not be more proud of my cousin, Christina Arenas, than I am today! She posted over 50 pictures to her social media accounts that give us a peek into what she is currently doing to provide clean water and sustainable filtration systems in Ethiopia.

She recently shared some of her experiences in her blog.  She writes, “Addis is the capital of Ethiopia, and it is indeed a developing city.  There’s construction everywhere!! What I found most refreshing about the development is that most of the businesses are Ethiopian owned and operated.  Which allows for great economic opportunities for Ethiopians.   Although they are making much progress, the poverty is clearly noticed.  But you would never know that they were living in poverty due to the pride they have for their nation.   It is inspirational to see the hope, strength and the endless possibilities for this country.

While I am here I will be researching the benefits of integrating Sanitation and Hygiene Services with Improved Water Services for schools and communities in urban and rural areas.  I will be able to witness the progress WaterAid Ethiopia has contributed to Ethiopia achieving the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals.” Discover more here.

Arenas will return to the US very soon, and I am sure that she will have lots to say about her journey. Here are a few photos of the project, I hope her work inspires us all to do something! Make your actions speak louder than your words. ‪#‎grow‬

photo credits:  Christina Arenas

Celli Arenas
Celli Arenas

Celli Arenas, published author, has been featured in several magazines, such as: MIA Magazine, Success Magazine, Legacy Magazine. She is the host blogger at, and hosts for BlogTalk Radio. Her books, “30 Days of Dynamic Pursuit” a self-help journal, and “Sidetracked: He Used To Love Me”, a coming of age novel,  are both available at

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