IMPROVING HYGIENE, SANITATION AND ECO-TOURSIM SERVICES IN THE HARO-WONCHI AREA

WETA is a project funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), under implementation by Cooperazione Internazionale – COOPI. Its aim is aim to promote Eco-Tourism in Wonchi Crater Lake area, through a well-integrated set of activities focused on the improvement of the touristic facilities, the sanitation & hygiene attitude and practices, and providing safe drinkable water to the Haro-Wonchi population living both in town and in the rural area within the crater.

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BACKGROUND

Haro-Wonchi is a small town located about 120 km from Addis Ababa, in the regional state of Oromia (South West Shewa administrative area).

Morphologically, the area (about 28 sqkm) is characterized by the presence of a volcanic structure, and the Wonchi Lake (bordered by the crater), reaching a maximum altitude of 3,386 m above the sea level. River valley, plain wavy areas, small springs with thermal waterfalls, and a small island with an ancient monastery are some of the attractions of the area. 

Through this project, we want to contribute to improving the living conditions of the Haro-Wonchi population, strengthening water sanitation valorization of natural resources through improved Eco-Tourism Responsible Services.

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OUR OBJECTIVES

SAFE WATER

Rehabilitation & construction of water systems

HYGIENE

Improvement of hygiene & sanitation.

ECO-TOURISM

Rehabilitation, improvement and construction of Eco-Tourism facilities.

FAMILY

Support of family-based infrastructures for tourists.

ABOUT US

COOPI​ is an independent NGO founded in Italy in 1965 and is currently working in 28 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. 
COOPI aspires to a world without poverty, a world in which the ideals of equality and justice, sustainable development, and social cohesion can be achieved, thanks to the cooperation of its people.

ITAC - The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation supports developing countries in the fight against poverty, promoting good governance, respect for human rights, gender equality, and democratic participation in human, economic and social development of all people.

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OUR PARTNERS

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WONCHI ECO-TOURISM ASSOCIATION (WETA)

is a local, community-centered initiative which promotes sustainable eco- tourism. Its mission is to improve the livelihoods of local people by promoting ecotourism development through the sustainable use of natural and cultural resources.