Irrigation channels at Awash Busholla village, Ethiopia. A network of channels can be opened and closed to get water to where it is needed most. To supply the area water is diverted from the Awash river through a canal. From the canal it is then pumped to a high point after which gravity takes over and the fields in the surrounding area receive water as required. The project provides food and income for 66 families, equalling approximately 300 people.