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5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger

by Wells Bring Hope
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5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger
5 Safe Water Wells for Villages in Rural Niger

Summary

This project will provide wells that will bring safe water and sanitation to five rural villagers in Niger, West Africa, the poorest country in the world.

$30,500
total goal
$30,400
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

In Niger, 58% of the rural populations lacks access to safe water, and more than 90% of the rural population lacks access to even a basic latrine. One out of seven children in Niger don't reach their fifth birthday, often dying from preventable, water-borne diseases. Women and girls are responsible for retrieving water each day and may walk 4-6 miles each day to collect water that is often contaminated. As a result, girls don't go to school. 85% of women in Niger are illiterate.

Solution

Niger has a wealth of potable water deep underground. By drilling a deep-water well and teaching the villagers how to maintain and repair it, we are able to eliminate water-borne disease.

Long-Term Impact

When a well is drilled, child mortality drops by 70+%. Girls stay in school, and women have their time freed to pursue income-generating work. In every village where we drill, we train the women to establish savings groups that allow them to start small businesses.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.wellsbringhope.org
http:/​/​www.wellsbringhope.org

Organization Information

Wells Bring Hope

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website:
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Twitter: @wellsbringhope
Project Leader:
Barbara Goldberg
Los Angeles, CA United States

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