Health
 Niger
Project #1404

Providing Access to Water for Families in Niger

by Relief International

Summary

The lack of permanent water sources in drought-afflicted Niger is significantly affecting health and livelihoods. Relief International will help build local wells and maintain water supplies.
$50,000
total goal
$47,330
remaining
23
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

In a country that suffers drought every year, the lack of water sources affects people's health and livelihoods. Most wells service more than 25,000 people! Due to so many users, the well quickly dries up, forcing people to wait days for the well to replenish iteself, showing a profound need for an increased number of reliable, low-maintenance water sources.

Solution

Relief International and a Niger-based partner are building and rehabilitating wells in the region. They use local labor and drilling equipment to create greater access to water and to ensure money and skills remain in the local community.

Long-Term Impact

By constructing or rehabilitating wells in Niger, local families and farmers do not have to travel as far to access water, nor wait as long for supply. This significantly improves the long-term health of locals and lengthens the growing season.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ri.org/​articles.php?ssid=95
Additional Projects in Niger
Enhancing Agriculture in Niger
RI's Rural Infrastructure Programs Worldwide
Upgrading Water Supplies - Middle East

Organization Information

Relief International

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ri.org
Project Leader:
Brenna Taylor-Ford
Philanthropy Associate
Los Angeles, California United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 23 donors like you, a total of $2,670 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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