Our team is small and, at present, voluntary. We are governed by a volunteer board. This is who we are:
Meet the team
Catherine Wheatley (PhD)
Catherine installed her first well in the Simien Mountains after hiking through the area and seeing first-hand the poverty and poor health of the people that was perpetuated by the lack of clean water. When her story started to attract funding, she formed Water For A Village with her husband Peter. This cause, in conjunction with raising awareness about human rights and poverty, is now her chosen vocation.
Read a journal entry from Catherine when she is in Ethiopia here.
In Ethiopia, Yalew is our in-country Manager and central to our success in locating villages and communicating our intentions.
Yalew provides or coordinates many of the services WFAV needs to do our work such as interpretation, cultural awareness, coordinating the support crew and logistics. He is passionate about his country and provides an essential link between everyone involved.
By profession, Yalew is a tour guide but has worked alongside Catherine since 2014 and has been pivotal in the construction and servicing of each and every one of our improved water sources.