2000 Trees To Save Community Water Source in Abuja

by Green Mobilisation Initiative Effective Nonprofit

Summary

Kpanyi-Kpanyi village in Gosa along Airport Road in Abuja, houses over 300 households, borders Gosa River. Though located within the Federal Capital City,lacks access to portable source of water. Cases of blood in the urine have been reported from usage of Gosa River.The suitable streams are rapidly drying up due to excessive cutting of trees protecting the water shed for fuel wood. Planting of 2000 trees along the water cause will save the suitable streams serving the community from drying up

$80
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3
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0
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6
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Challenge

Bared land due to high rate of felling of trees, Gully erosion that is becoming a big threat to buildings No portable source of water, Cases of blood in the urine often reported from the use of water from the nearby river. The only streams where the community gets its water from is drying up rapidly over time. Extreme poverty in the community.

Solution

Protection of the water bodies and protection of the stream banks from erosion. The economic trees would after 4 years begin to fruit and provide income to households, Provision of a well water to the community as the stream water is also been used by the animals directly. Trees would serve as cover for the land that is becoming bared. The training on beekeeping would also serve as income generation to the people of the community. Better hygiene that could eliminate cases of blood in urine.

Long-Term Impact

Land reclamation, wind breaks, Good hygiene for people in the community, economic empowerment through training in apiculture (bee keeping), raising of seedlings for commercial purposes , a greener environment with good air quality. Fruits from trees would enhance their nutrition, awareness on tree planting would make some to grow trees for economic purposes that will bring them out from poverty forever.

Resources

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Organization Information

Green Mobilisation Initiative

Location: Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT - Nigeria
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Gabriel Aborele
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT, Nigeria

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