This project will develop safe and sanitary drinking water supplies to rural villages in Nigeria. The project will be implemented through the local University in partnership with local communities.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Obtaining safe water for drinking has remained a prerogative to the privileged few in Nigeria. Water supplies in public schools, health care institutions and other public sources are often contaminated due to the lack of proper sewage waste management. Prevalence of water-born diseases (such as typhoid fever and cholera) has been on the increase, especially among children and the elderly.
How will this project solve this problem?
The villagers will be trained to properly operate and maintain the water supply system in order to assure long-term sustainability of the system.
Potential Long Term Impact
To provide sanitary drinking water in public sources like health institutions and schools, and to provide water quality monitoring training to students to identify problems of water-borne diseases.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,090
Funding Policy: percentage
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,090 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $44,000.