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.
The natural water sources in rural communities in Kano are limited and lack water purification system, 34,567 people in these communities have been living without insufficient, broken down and unclean water sources for many years which leads to outbreaks of water related diseases. The lack of toilets also in the few 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 women.
The project will provide access to water for the communities which will in turn improve the quality of lives&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 pro poor initiatives will be adopted on economic growth through the use of such runoff water from the hand pumps to raise nursery bed for fruits&vegetables that can be sold off to increase household income.
The project will impact on more than 5000 children and 7000 women within & in surrounding villages on good hand washing & hygiene 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.