Children of Garbansa Ayche village are proud to show me the capped source of a recent large clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. January 24, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Typical houses in Gerese, a district center in SNNPR, Ethiopia, where many clean water projects by HOPE International Development Agency are being carried out every season. January 23, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 "Good pressure!" Melkamu, technician and mechanic, and Fetene Demele, land survey specialist from HOPE Ethiopia, test a clean water point in Garbansa Ayche village, a site of a recent large clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 24, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 A man from Dambele Otara village in SNNPR, Ethiopia shows me around a large hut that used to host a family along with their livestock not too long ago. Now it's just used as a barn. Dambele Otara village is one of many in the area supplied with clean water points from a source kilometres away in the mountains by HOPE International Development Agency. January 25, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Hiwot Workneh tells me she wants to become a doctor when she grows up. Hiwot is a 12 year old HIV-positive girl in the care of Save Lives Ethiopia (SaLE) organization supported by HOPE International Development Agency. Save Lives Ethiopia supports orphans of AIDS in the slums of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. January 28, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 A boy plays with his ball in the Save Lives Ethiopia (SaLE) funded daycare for children of sex workers in the slums of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, operated by a group of local women. Save Lives Ethiopia supports orphans of AIDS, and is one of the local humanitarian organizations supported by HOPE International Development Agency. January 28, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Boy with sugar cane at sunset in the town of Arba Minch, center of operations of HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. January 25, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Warmth and smiles greet a stranger no matter how hard the life is in rural SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 29, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Melkamu, technician and mechanic at HOPE Ethiopia, drives back to Arba Minch after a long day spent working at development project sites in rural SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 31, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 A flock of children from Garbansa Ayche village leads me through a bamboo grove to the capped source of a recent large clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. January 24, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Villagers of Kuera Mukula gather in the local schoolhouse for a group portrait, with only looks of calm curiosity and without any posing. Kuera Mukula is a village in SNNPR, Ethiopia, and a site of an on-going multi-kilometre clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency. January 30, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 A villager pauses beside a capped source that supplies Zazie village with clean water, built with the help of HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. February 3, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Shy and smiling at the same time, this woman is not sure what to do when faced with the camera. In one of the many villages of SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 31, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Yonas, nickname "Blackberry", a server at the café in Habib hotel, proudly shows off his "Ethiopia" wristband. The friendly and warm people of Arba Minch made it so hard to leave. In SNNPR, Ethiopia on February 4, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Children of Garbansa Ayche village are proud to show me the capped source of a recent large clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. January 24, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Children of Garbansa Ayche village are proud to show me the capped source of a recent large clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. January 24, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 Typical houses in Gerese, a district center in SNNPR, Ethiopia, where many clean water projects by HOPE International Development Agency are being carried out every season. January 23, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Typical houses in Gerese, a district center in SNNPR, Ethiopia, where many clean water projects by HOPE International Development Agency are being carried out every season. January 23, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 "Good pressure!" Melkamu, technician and mechanic, and Fetene Demele, land survey specialist from HOPE Ethiopia, test a clean water point in Garbansa Ayche village, a site of a recent large clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 24, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

"Good pressure!" Melkamu, technician and mechanic, and Fetene Demele, land survey specialist from HOPE Ethiopia, test a clean water point in Garbansa Ayche village, a site of a recent large clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 24, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 A man from Dambele Otara village in SNNPR, Ethiopia shows me around a large hut that used to host a family along with their livestock not too long ago. Now it's just used as a barn. Dambele Otara village is one of many in the area supplied with clean water points from a source kilometres away in the mountains by HOPE International Development Agency. January 25, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

A man from Dambele Otara village in SNNPR, Ethiopia shows me around a large hut that used to host a family along with their livestock not too long ago. Now it's just used as a barn. Dambele Otara village is one of many in the area supplied with clean water points from a source kilometres away in the mountains by HOPE International Development Agency. January 25, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 Hiwot Workneh tells me she wants to become a doctor when she grows up. Hiwot is a 12 year old HIV-positive girl in the care of Save Lives Ethiopia (SaLE) organization supported by HOPE International Development Agency. Save Lives Ethiopia supports orphans of AIDS in the slums of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. January 28, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Hiwot Workneh tells me she wants to become a doctor when she grows up. Hiwot is a 12 year old HIV-positive girl in the care of Save Lives Ethiopia (SaLE) organization supported by HOPE International Development Agency. Save Lives Ethiopia supports orphans of AIDS in the slums of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. January 28, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 A boy plays with his ball in the Save Lives Ethiopia (SaLE) funded daycare for children of sex workers in the slums of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, operated by a group of local women. Save Lives Ethiopia supports orphans of AIDS, and is one of the local humanitarian organizations supported by HOPE International Development Agency. January 28, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

A boy plays with his ball in the Save Lives Ethiopia (SaLE) funded daycare for children of sex workers in the slums of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, operated by a group of local women. Save Lives Ethiopia supports orphans of AIDS, and is one of the local humanitarian organizations supported by HOPE International Development Agency. January 28, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 Boy with sugar cane at sunset in the town of Arba Minch, center of operations of HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. January 25, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Boy with sugar cane at sunset in the town of Arba Minch, center of operations of HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. January 25, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 Warmth and smiles greet a stranger no matter how hard the life is in rural SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 29, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Warmth and smiles greet a stranger no matter how hard the life is in rural SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 29, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 Melkamu, technician and mechanic at HOPE Ethiopia, drives back to Arba Minch after a long day spent working at development project sites in rural SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 31, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Melkamu, technician and mechanic at HOPE Ethiopia, drives back to Arba Minch after a long day spent working at development project sites in rural SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 31, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 A flock of children from Garbansa Ayche village leads me through a bamboo grove to the capped source of a recent large clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. January 24, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

A flock of children from Garbansa Ayche village leads me through a bamboo grove to the capped source of a recent large clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. January 24, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 Villagers of Kuera Mukula gather in the local schoolhouse for a group portrait, with only looks of calm curiosity and without any posing. Kuera Mukula is a village in SNNPR, Ethiopia, and a site of an on-going multi-kilometre clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency. January 30, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Villagers of Kuera Mukula gather in the local schoolhouse for a group portrait, with only looks of calm curiosity and without any posing. Kuera Mukula is a village in SNNPR, Ethiopia, and a site of an on-going multi-kilometre clean water project by HOPE International Development Agency. January 30, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 A villager pauses beside a capped source that supplies Zazie village with clean water, built with the help of HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. February 3, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

A villager pauses beside a capped source that supplies Zazie village with clean water, built with the help of HOPE International Development Agency in SNNPR, Ethiopia. February 3, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 Shy and smiling at the same time, this woman is not sure what to do when faced with the camera. In one of the many villages of SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 31, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Shy and smiling at the same time, this woman is not sure what to do when faced with the camera. In one of the many villages of SNNPR, Ethiopia on January 31, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan

 Yonas, nickname "Blackberry", a server at the café in Habib hotel, proudly shows off his "Ethiopia" wristband. The friendly and warm people of Arba Minch made it so hard to leave. In SNNPR, Ethiopia on February 4, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Yonas, nickname "Blackberry", a server at the café in Habib hotel, proudly shows off his "Ethiopia" wristband. The friendly and warm people of Arba Minch made it so hard to leave. In SNNPR, Ethiopia on February 4, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Art Zaratsyan