Project #13660

Help a child,provide access to water in Nigeria

by Serendipity Healthcare Foundation


This project would provide access to safe clean drinking water in seven rural communities in Ungogo Local Council Kano, Nigeria who had outbreaks of diarrhea and dysentry where 25 children out of 150 reported cases died. The project will build tube wells, rehabilitate handheld pumps and also train young girls and women on water filtration using local technology, provision of wash materials, good hand washing practices, home management & storage of water
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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 accounting for the death of 10 cases of 30 patients seen in the outpatient ward at the community health center last month of which 35% were children. This project will affect more than 5000 children


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, the children will also be taught on good hand washing practices to improve on their hygiene behaiviour

Long-Term Impact

The project will impact on more than 5000 children within & surrounding villages on good hand washing 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. The children will now have enough time to go to school

Additional Documentation

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


Work on Rural communities
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Organization Information

Serendipity Healthcare Foundation

Location: Kano - Nigeria
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Samirah Faruk
Kano, Kano Nigeria
$17,074 raised of $21,796 goal
230 donations
$4,722 to go
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