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Help a child,provide access to water in Nigeria



This project would provide access to safe clean drinking water in Gadan community in Northern Nigeria who recently had an outbreak of diarrhea and dysentry where 10 children out of 100 reported cases died. The project will build 5 hand held water pumps, rehabilitate 3 tube wells and also train young girls and women on local water filtration using moringa seeds, raising of nursery farm beds from the water, good hand washing practices, home management & storage of water

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The natural water sources in Tundun Fulani of Ungogo local council in Kano are limited and lack water purification system, 34,567 people in this community have been living without sufficient and clean water sources for many years which led to the recent outbreak of diarrhea and dysentry in the community thus accounting for the death of 345 cases of 967 patients seen in the outpatient ward at the community health center of which 67% were children. This project will affect more than 5000 children

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will provide access to water for the community which will in turn improve the quality of lives and enhance the development of local business of sale of water to neighbouring communities. We will also provide training to young girls & women on the use of moringa seeds to filter their water also how to channel the water and raise nursery farm beds for sale to other villages, the children will also be taught on good hand washing practices to improve on their hygiene behaiviour

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will impact on more than 5000 children within & surrounding villages on good hand washing practices which will improve the quality of their lives. It will also help in developing local business amongst young girls & women through the sale of water & farm produce to far neighbouring communities thus making them rise out of poverty. The project will also educate the children's mothers water storage and home management of water thus enhancing the health & well being of the family.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $9,040
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,635
Total Funding Goal: $15,675


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Project Leader

Samirah Faruk

Kano, Kano Nigeria

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