Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria

by Serendipity Healthcare Foundation Vetted since 2012 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


This project would provide access to safe clean drinking water in seven rural communities in three Local Councils Kano, Nigeria who had outbreaks of water related diseases where 15 children out of 50 reported cases died. The project will build tube wells, handheld pumps, ventilated improved pit toilets and also train young girls and women on water filtration using local technology, provision of wash materials, trainings to school girls on menstrual hygiene and good hand washing practices.

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The natural water sources in Tudun Fulani of Ungogo local council in Kano are limited and lack water purification system, 34,567 people in this community have been living without sufficient and clean water sources for many years which leads to outbreaks of water related diseases in the community. The lack of toilets also in schools makes a lot of the girls to sit at home during their menstrual cycle because of fear of castigation. This project will affect more than 5000 children and 7000 girls.


The project will provide access to water for the community which will in turn improve the quality of lives and enhance the development of local business of sale of water to neighbouring communities. We will also provide training to women on water filtration methods using local technology; also how to channel the water and raise nursery farm beds of fruits and vegetables, Secondary school age girls will be taught on the proper use of sanitary pads as well as good hygiene practices.

Long-Term Impact

The project will impact on more than 5000 children and 7000 girls within & in surrounding villages on good menstrual hygiene and handwashing practices which will improve the quality of their lives. It will also help in developing local business amongst the women through the sale of farm produce thus making them rise out of poverty. The project will also educate the mothers on water storage and home management of water thus enhancing the health & well being of the family.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Serendipity Healthcare Foundation

Location: Kano - Nigeria
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Project Leader:
Samirah Faruk
Kano, Kano Nigeria
$22,716 raised of $25,796 goal
331 donations
$3,080 to go
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