Jun 12, 2018

Project witness slow progress due to low funding

Rural residents fetching water
Rural residents fetching water

After the completion of the first phase of the community water project to provide Potable Water to 13,000 Rural Dwellers in Nigeria, the second phase (Solar panel Installation) has witnessed very slow progress due to insuffient funding. 

The urgency of completing the second phase (solar panel installation) of the project cannot be overemphasized. This will ensure regular water availability due to uninterrupted power supply thereby increasing water supply to another 7000 rural dwellers in adjoining communities. The second (and third phase) when completed is aimed to benefit a larger number of people including farmers who still face water unavailability and school children who continuously get late to school due to long distance walk to fetch water several times daily before attending school etc. This water extension project which is the first of its kind in providing water supply across communities in the region is aimed to benefit communities and end their lingering inability to access regular potable water supply.

Despite the poor funding witnessed in this second phase of the project, Dako Foundation for Rural Healthcare and Education (DFRHCE) specifically thank you- our esteemed donors for your immense support so far. With continuous support and the need to make our rural communities a better place, DFRHCE believes the completion of this water project is achievable and hopes to replicate this project in the future, to other communities that lack access to water supply.

Rationale for the water project

In Nigeria, access to safe and regular water supply is a major challenge as clean and regular water supply have not kept pace with the rapid rate of population increase. Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families and lead to water borne diseases such as diarrheal, cholera, typhoid, hookworm etc. This situation is particularly worse in underserved rural communities where most of the children die due to preventable diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. This situation is very rife in the communities where DFRHCE implements a water project to serve 13,000 rural dwellers.

Project Overview

Construction of a 40 feet (ft) high scaffolding at the artesian water source in order to carry 10,000Litres of water reservoir, solar panel installation and water distributed through extension pipes to six (6) other neighbouring communities at a distance of 5 kilometers.

Project Location: Iyerekhu, Edo State, Nigeria.

Project Reach: The project is expected to provide water supply to reach 13000 people in total; 6000 people in its primary community and another 7000 residents through its water extension from the source to neighbouring communities.

Project Implementation Successes.

The first phase of the water project has been successfully completed and commissioned. Activities carried out in this first phase include.

  • Project site preparation and maintenance
  • Fully installed artesian water source with completed plumbering
  • Construction of basement for water scaffolding
  • Construction of a 40ft high steel scaffolding
  • Provision of 10,000L water storage
  • Extension pipes to two community water sources.
  • Completed two fully tiled community water extension platforms
  • Completed; four community taps

 

Current phases of the water project:  Solar Panel Installation and Water Extension 2

  • Solar panel installation (second phase)
  • Water extension through pipes (third phase).

Donations towards this project is welcome at any point in time.

Our donation link https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/potable-water-supply-to-13000-villagers-in-nigeria/ is still active on GlobalGiving and opens for donations.

Your  donations would help ensure timely and successful completion of the next phases of the water project to 13,000 rural dwellers.

Thank you for your donations towards providing potable water to 13,000 rural dwellers in Nigeria. The successes recorded so far have been made possible due to widespread donations from all our donors in the UK, Canada, Australia, Europe, America, South Africa and Nigeria. Your donations, irrespective of the amount, helped us achieve these successes. We look forward to your continued support as we further provide potable water to underserved communities in Nigeria.

Thank you,

Dr Mamudu Dako

Founder/CEO, Dako Foundation for Rural Healthcare and Education (DFRHCE).   

Residents including children fetching water
Residents including children fetching water
Rural dwellers fetching water from the platform
Rural dwellers fetching water from the platform
More community residents accessing water source.
More community residents accessing water source.
Mar 13, 2018

First phase of water supply project completed

Community residents fetching water
Community residents fetching water

Its barely two months from our previous report in January. There has been significant progress in our project to provide Potable Water Supply to 13,000 Rural Dwellers in Nigeria. Dako Foundation for Rural Healthcare and Education (DFRHCE) specifically thank you- our esteemed donors for these great successes. The urgency of completing the first phase was due to the abrupt cut in the water supply from the artesian well. This was due to the capping of the borehole in order to channel the water to the 10,000L tanks on the 40ft scaffolding platform. The sudden cut in water supply almost caused a riot in the community. However, in no time, the communities were in great joy at the completion and launch of the first phase water project. As always, DFRHCE works to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged communities in Nigeria through public health measures, education and direct medical interventions, ultimately empowering communities to advocate for their improved well-being.

Rationale for the water project

In Nigeria, access to safe and regular water supply is a major challenge as clean and regular water supply have not kept pace with the rapid rate of population increase. Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families and lead to water borne diseases such as diarrheal, cholera, typhoid, hookworm etc. This situation is particularly worse in underserved rural communities where most of the children die due to preventable diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. This situation is very rife in the communities where DFRHCE implements a water project to serve 13,000 rural dwellers.

Project Overview

Construction of a 40 feet (ft) high scaffolding at the artesian water source in order to carry 10,000Litres of water reservoir, solar panel installation and water distributed through extension pipes to six (6) other neighbouring communities at a distance of 5 kilometers.

Project Location: Iyerekhu, Edo State, Nigeria.

Project Reach: The project is expected to provide water supply to reach 13000 people in total; 6000 people in its primary community and another 7000 residents through its water extension from the source to neighbouring communities.

Project Implementation Successes.

The first phase of the water project has been successfully completed and commissioned. Activities carried out in this first phase include.

  • Project site preparation and maintenance
  • Fully installed artesian water source with completed plumbering
  • Construction of basement for water scaffolding
  • Construction of a 40ft high steel scaffolding
  • Provision of 10,000L water storage
  • Extension pipes to two community water sources.
  • Completed two fully tiled community water extension platforms
  • Completed; four community taps

 

Next phases of the water project: Solar Panel Installation and Water Extension

  • Solar panel installation (second phase)
  • Water extension through pipes (third phase).

These are aimed to provide uninterrupted power and increase water supply to another 7000 rural dwellers respectively. The second and third stages when completed would reach a larger number of people including farmers and school children who continuously get late to school due to long distance walk to fetch water several times daily before attending school etc. This water extension project is expected to benefit communities and end their lingering inability to access regular potable water supply. Being the first of its kind in providing water supply across communities. With continuous support, we hope to replicate this project in other communities that lack access to water supply.

While we welcome donations at any point, targeted donations often make more funds available for our project. GlobalGiving will be providing up to 50% matching funds to funds donated to our project between April 5th -13th, 2018. We will be glad to maximise this great opportunity.

Our donation link https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/potable-water-supply-to-13000-villagers-in-nigeria/ is still active on GlobalGiving and opens for donations. Please donate now or save the date and donate to our project between April 5th -13th, 2018 to attract additional 50% matching funds to funds donated to us. The donations would help ensure timely and successful completion of the next phases of the water project to 13,000 rural dwellers.

Thank you for your donations towards providing potable water to 13,000 rural dwellers in Nigeria. The successes recorded so far have been made possible due to widespread donations from all our donors in the UK, Canada, Australia, Europe, America, South Africa and Nigeria. Your donations, irrespective of the amount, helped us achieve these successes. While we hold all donors in high esteem, we will as well not forget to appreciate one of our major donors, Dako Medical Centre Limited (Nigeria) for its immense contribution towards the completion of the first phase of this project especially during times of low funding challenges and the urgent need to provide water to the immediate host community. We look forward to a year of continued support from all our donors as we further provide potable water to underserved communities in Nigeria.

Thank you,

Dr Mamudu Dako

Founder/CEO, Dako Foundation for Rural Healthcare and Education (DFRHCE).                                          

school age children accessing water source
school age children accessing water source
community women show support for the water project
community women show support for the water project
40FT high steel scaffolding with 10000L water tank
40FT high steel scaffolding with 10000L water tank
community water terminal 2 (with two taps)
community water terminal 2 (with two taps)
water terminal 1 with two community taps
water terminal 1 with two community taps

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Jan 19, 2018

Water Supply to 13000 Rural Dwellers in Nigeria

Ongoing construction of 40ft Steel scaffolding
Ongoing construction of 40ft Steel scaffolding

 

Construction of a 40Ft High Steel Scaffolding to Hold 10,000L of Water for Distribution to 13,000 Rural Dwellers: phase 1.

Firstly, Dako Foundation for Rural Healthcare and Education (DFRHCE) wishes you a happy new year and specifically thank you- our esteemed donors for your immense donations toward our project to provide Potable Water Supply to 13,000 Rural Dwellers in Nigeria. DFRHCE works to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged communities in Nigeria through public health measures, education and direct medical interventions, ultimately empowering communities to advocate for their improved well-being.

Community need for the Water Project

In Nigeria, access to safe and regular water supply is a major challenge especially as more than half (62.6%) of its people live in poverty. Also, clean and regular water supply have not kept pace with the rapid rate of population increase. Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families and lead to water borne diseases such as diarrheal, cholera, typhoid, hookworm etc. This situation is particularly worse in underserved rural communities where most of the children die due to preventable diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. This situation is very rife in the communities where DFRHCE implements a water project to serve 13,000 rural dwellers.

Project Overview

Construction of a 40 feet (ft) high scaffolding at the artesian water source in order to carry 10,000Litres of water reservoir from where water would be distributed through extension pipes to six (6) other neighbouring communities at a distance of 5 kilometers.

Project Location: Iyerekhu, Edo State, Nigeria.

Project Reach: The project is expected to provide water supply to reach 13000 people in total; 6000 people in its primary community and another 7000 residents through its water extension from the source to neighbouring communities.

Project Funding and Implementation Successes.

So far, $8,553.05 out of a total budget of $54000 has been disbursed towards the water project.  See attached pictures of activities showing how the $8,553.03 has been judiciously used.

Project Activities

  • Site preparation and maintenance
  • Purchase of construction materials
  • Construction of Basement for water scaffolding
  • Ogoing construction of a 40ft high steel scaffolding
  • Artesian water source with completed plumbering installations: to convey water to 40feet high water reservoir of 10,000L.
  • Labour
  • Logistics

The picture of the artesian water source shows the stage where the water which flows out naturally from the aquifer layer beneath the ground had been capped with complete plumbering installations (see picture). The capping further helps to increase the water pressure to flow upward and prevent water wastage.

Following further funding, below are next line of activities and materials needed for the water project.

Next Phase of the water Project:

  • Water Storage and extension pipes
  • 310 WAX Solar Panel and assesories
  • Overhead Tank (10,000 L)
  • 10 Public Taps
  • Homus Pressure Pipes (5KM) and to 10 Taps.  (19685ft=6km)
  • Pumping Machines
  • 8MM Cables of 150 yards
  • 12V 200AH Amaron Battery
  • Inverter Machine and assesories
  • Electrical wiring and assessories
  • Labour: Bricklayering and electrical
  • Digging -fixing of 5KM Pipes
  • Plumbering and pipes for 5km  water extension
  • Logistics/ transportation of Materials
  • Security for personnel and materials for project

Despite the huge successes recorded so far from the $8,553.05 disbursed funds to DFRHCE, more can still be achieved to complete the construction and reach a larger number of people including farmers and school children who continuously get late to school due to long distance walk to fetch water several times daily before attending school etc. These people increasingly access this water source by walking a distance of over 5KM per trip from neighbouring communities. Thus, there is need to continuously support this project financially to enable us buy the 10,000L reservour and further extend this artesian water supply to reach these neighbouring communities that lack access to water supply. This water storage and extension project is expected to benefit communities and end their lingering inability to access regular potable water supply.  

Our donation link https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/potable-water-supply-to-13000-villagers-in-nigeria/ is still active on GlobalGiving and opens for donations.  We crave your continuous support through donations to ensure timely and successful completion of the water project and provide potable water to 13,000 rural dwellers.

Thank you for your donations towards providing potable water to 13,000 rural dwellers. The successes recorded so far have been made possible due to widespread donations from all our donors in the UK, Canada, Australia, Europe, America, South Africa and Nigeria. We look forward to a year of continued support from you as we provide potable water to underserved communities in Nigeria.    

Thank you,

 

Dr Mamudu Dako

Founder/CEO

Dako Foundation for Rural Healthcare and Education (DFRHCE).                                                                                        

Artesian water source with completed plumbering
Artesian water source with completed plumbering
Site preparation and digging of basement floor
Site preparation and digging of basement floor
Steel Scaffolding with constructed concrete base.
Steel Scaffolding with constructed concrete base.
Ongoing construction of 40ft Steel scaffolding
Ongoing construction of 40ft Steel scaffolding

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