Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria

by Dako Foundation For Rural Healthcare And Education
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Potable Water supply to 13000 villagers in Nigeria
Community benefiting on commission day
Community benefiting on commission day

The index population of this project continues to enjoy free portable water. The population has increased and the people from nearby communities also continue to benefit from this facility.

Consequently,there is pressure on the available service points February 2nd 2021,GlobalGiving Disaster Response Team selected our foundation for emergency donation of $10,000 to support our relief efforts in response to COVID19 Pandemic.

We hope to use part of this money to extend our water supply to communities living within one Kilometer radius from our last service point. We will provide additional ten service points through this extension.

However, the erratic power supply from the National Grid still persists and this does not enable us provide regular water supply to the people. Villagers still stay on long queues and sometimes fight to get water any time water is pumped with available power.

The solution to this perennial power problem is solar system power supply and the estimated cost of this project is $40000.

We thank GlobalGiving and and our donors all over the world for making this project possible.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Dako Mamudu.

Project Manager.

More people benefiting from project
More people benefiting from project
Children benefiting from service point near home
Children benefiting from service point near home

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook


The last three months have been very interesting in the history of our project as there has been increased pressure on this facility!

While the index population served by this project is increasing, some private and government water holes in some of the neighboring communities are no longer functioning due to poor maintenance.

Erratic public power supply is also having it’s toll on our facility as average daily power supply to the community is about six hours. This limits pumping water for distribution to average of six hours daily.

Consequently, large crowds gather regularly and sometimes quarrel and fight around the available supply taps daily to fetch water once power supply comes.

There is therefore urgent need for funds for alternate power source such as solar power and extension of our supply to additional points to decongest the already existing supply points.

Looking forward to having access to funds to solve the above two challenges.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Dako Mamudu.

Chief Executive Officer.
Sent from my iPad

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Our plan to provide potable water supply to 30,000 rural dwellers is still in progress.
However, not much progress has been made in this project since the last report.

The communities that have already been connected in this project continue to enjoy fairly good supply occasionally interrupted as a result of power outage.

We are still confronted with two challenges; poor power supply and inability to extend the facility to the remaining rural settlements. The need for funds to complete this project as soon as possible can not be over emphasized as costs are skyrocketing due to inflation in the country.

More over, a part of the perimeter fence around the water installation collapsed two weeks ago following a heavy downpour of rain. Efforts are being made to replace the fallen fence and also instal America barb wires to secure the installation.

While we thank our numerous donors so far for what they have done so far, we look forward for more donations to enable us complete this project for our index communities.

Looking forward your cooperation.

My best regards,

Dr Dako Mamudu,

Chief Executive Officer,

Dako Foundation For Rural Healthcare And Education.


Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Provision of poatble water supply to 13,000 villagers in Nigeria {13000} is still ongoing.

We continued to provide potable water to some of our index rural dwellers till the last week of February 2020 when  some electric poles supplying power to the communities fell following a heavy downpour with heavy winds; thus cutting off necessary power to pump water into the reservoir for onward distributioon to the public.

As at the time of writing this report no effort has been made by the power authority to restore power to these communities. Children and women in these communities now resort to trekking long distances to rivers to fetch water.

Solution to this challenge is solar power source to power our water supply.

We urgently need more donations to enable us provide solar power for pumping water to overhead water tanks for onward distribution to our index population.

My  best regards,

Dr Dako Mamudu.

Chief Executive Officer.



Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Residents fetching water during community visit
Residents fetching water during community visit

It’s almost two years since the commissioning of the first phase of water supply project in February 2018 which provides potable water to 13,000 rural dwellers in Nigeria. Also, the second phase which extended water supply to additional 7000 rural dwellers also commenced earlier this year. DFRHCE is currently carrying out maintenance works on affect part of the community taps which were damaged due to continuous use, to ensure they are in good conditions to serve the community. The increasing populations on the existed water sources have necessitated the need for these repairs.

Rationale for the second phase of the water project.

The phase 2 water project is aimed at extending the water supply to one adjoining community “Igbira Farm Settlement Community”. This reduces the burden on our already existed water platform which has 10,000L with supply outlets in two platforms of 4 taps. This new arrangement will add two storage tanks each of 5000L capacity to the existed 10,000L storage to have a total of 20,000L storage capacity. Besides, this new 10,000L storage on top of a 3feet concrete platform will ensure a continuous flow of water into the storage from the artesian water source. Each storage is 10 Feet high placed on a 3 feet high concrete platform. Together, pressure from this 13 feet high column of water can drive water flow to the first two immediate communities for 24 hours without any mechanical support. However, solar power is still needed to enable us drive the water to all our index communities.

The water from the storage will in turn be channeled through underground pipes to other parts of the immediate and adjoining communities. This will further reduce the current burden on the water source, end irregular water availability and increase water supply to another 7000 rural dwellers in adjoining communities. With most of the materials already on ground, implementation for this phase is expected to be completed by the end March if there is no disturbance as a result of the ongoing national elections in Nigeria.

Dako Foundation for Rural Healthcare and Education (DFRHCE) wishes to thank you- our esteemed donors for your immense support so far in completing the first phase and commencing the second phase of the water project. We still need your continuous support to get to our desired destination; solar power installation phase and the extension of water to all our index communities.

Overall 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.

OverallProject 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.

Phase 1 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

The phase two 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.

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. 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 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).                                          

workers at the project site during repairs.
workers at the project site during repairs.
Community water project with new tap
Community water project with new tap
workers seen working during community visit
workers seen working during community visit
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Dako Foundation For Rural Healthcare And Education

Location: Lagos - Nigeria
Website:
Project Leader:
Mamudu Dako
Olodi-Apapa, Lagos Nigeria
$13,624 raised of $54,000 goal
 
159 donations
$40,376 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Dako Foundation For Rural Healthcare And Education has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.