Centre for Community Empowerment and Poverty Eradication plans to provide portable water for multipurpose use in Abidi Ore, a marginalized community within jurisdiction of Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State, cholera and diarrhea prevalence common among children of school age in the community. The project will provide portable water for 10 households and instill hygiene practice among 120 people in the community, children between the age bracket of 3 -12 years make up 55% of the population.
The plight of Abidi Ore community calls for concern, the community of about 120 people has no source of portable water, and rely only on a pond few metres from the community where families collect water for their daily use, the pond is germs infested which accounts for water related infections common among children and in some cases loss of life. The situation informed CCEPEs proposal for solar powered bore hole to entrench hygiene behavior and improve well being of children in Abidi Ore.
Centre for Community Empowerment and Poverty Eradication (CCEPE) will carry out a sensitization exercise in the community to inform the beneficiaries about the project and inculcate hygiene practice. The provision of the solar powered bore hole will provide clean water to 10 households in Abidi Ore community for multipurpose use and put an end to water related infections prevalent among children in the community.
The Solar powered bore hole will provide clean water to over 180 people in Abidi Ore in five years from now and 60% of that population will be children between the ages of 3-12 years, and will also provide water to improve vegetable farming among 30 women farmers during the the dry farming season in Abidi Ore community. The project will record a zero level water related infection among children in the community five years from now.