The good news is that more and more women in Niger are choosing to deliver their babies in clinics. The bad news is that many clinics do not have access to safe water. As a result, laboring women must bring their own water to their deliveries. This project will provide a fully mechanized solar-powered well for a health clinic in rural Niger, the poorest country in the world. The well will provide a clinic, which serves 8 - 10,000 people a year, with a safe water well and hand washing stations.
Many of the health clinics in rural Niger do not have access to safe water. As a result, healthcare providers cannot wash their hands or instruments between patients. Laboring mothers must bring their own water to the clinic in order to wash themselves and their newborns after birth. We need to raise just $5,000 more to reach our goal of $50,000 and fully fund a water system that will transform a health clinic in Niger.
This project will provide one clinic with a fully mechanized, solar-powered well with multiple water points and hand washing stations to a health clinic, which serves 8,000-10,000 people per year.
A safe water system will dramatically reduce the infant and maternal mortality rate and transform the experience of childbirth. The World Health Organization estimates that the lives of 400,000 babies could be saved each year if health facilities had access to safe water and sanitation.