Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria

by Serendipity Healthcare Foundation
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Elated Safiya and her cattle
Elated Safiya and her cattle

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

 

Your generous donations have afforded us to train twenty women and distribute WASH materials in Tofa community as part of our target in training one hundred women in rural communities by the end of the second quarter of 2018.

 

A two months integrated programme on the cultivation of seeds into sprouts then fodder through hydrophonic system as well as hygiene education with distribution of WASH materials was conducted. The twenty women formed themselves into a group with the approval of the local community based organization got a one acre land where a shed was built for their livestock and the fodder they were to cultivate.

 

Through the provision of access to abundant water that we have with your support to these rural communities in Kano, we have been able to help the women reduce the cost of feeding of their poultry and livestock by 50% and though it is a new phrase for the animals, they are adapting well to it and the women are happier with this new innovation taught to them.

 

Safiya, one of the women trained on the use of hydrophonics says in quote “ I am ever so delighted to learn how easy it is to grow leaves from seeds using onlt water, I don’t have to own a land tpo grow food for my livestock” end quote.

 

We intend to continue with such trainings for  seventy five other women in various communities within the local governing council thus meeting up with our target of 100 women trained by end of second quarter 2018.

 

WASH materials were also distributed to these women and further taught on good hand washing practices and keeping themselves and environment clean.

We have worked in two communities Kundundu Fawa Dango and Tofa which has transited into the use of hydrophonics and the actualization of women using the provision of access to water and training to becoming empowered and assisting their families. This is to be replicated in other neighboring communities to help other women. Will you help them to succeed on this? Your donation towards provision of access to water in rural communities will not only help a child but empower women through the use of hydrophonics thus creating a source of income for them to assist their families.

To learn more about our work, check out our website on www.serendipityhealthcare.ngo become our friend on Facebook/serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/samirahfaruk and follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or send us an email for any enquiry or advice.

Best Regards,

Abubakar Sadiq

Fodder assembled in tray ready for the animals
Fodder assembled in tray ready for the animals
WASH Materials
WASH Materials
Lami given her items
Lami given her items
List of women trained
List of women trained
Women of Tofa
Women of Tofa

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White Sorghum Fodder
White Sorghum Fodder

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

 

The last you heard from us, we were to start a pilot project on training of women in Kudundu Fawa Dango community on the skills for creating nursery beds, sowing seeds and processing of food crops for sale to the wider public; unfortunately we did not get an approval for a land that will be set aside for the women from the local council before our next report to you, however in order not to be discouraged and let down, we trained five women on the use of hydrophonic system of raising fodder for their poultry and livestock.

 

Through the provision of access to abundant water that we have with your support to rural communities in Kano, Serendipity is changing the lives of five women, their children and entire families with their poultry and livestock eating nutrious healthy fodder  without the cause of wandering into other people’s farmland thus causing conflicts and rancor. It is also a means of reducing the cost of feed expended on these animals when they are not foraging. This ultimately will ensure economic advancement and development for Kudundu Fawa Dango community as the women will cascade the knowledge taught to them.

 

We intend to continue with such trainings for twenty other women in the same community and move on to other communities with a total of one hundred women trained by the end of third quarter 2018.

 

WASH materials were also distributed to these women and further taught on good hand washing practices and keeping themselves and environment clean especially with the case of a “suspected case of monkey pox” in a neighbouring local government council which however turned out to be false but better safe than sorry, we reinterated the importance of good hand washing practices. Over the next few months, our field team will put in place machineries to further strengthen the women on sustainability practices on hydrophonic farming and way of life.

Our pilot community which is Kundundu Fawa Dango will hopefully transition to the use of hydrophonics and the actualization of women using the provision of access to water and training to becoming empowered and assisting their families. This can be replicated in neighboring communities to help other women. Will you help them to succeed on this? Your donation towards provision of access to water in rural communities will not only help a child but empower women through the use of hydrophonics thus creating a source of income for them to assist their families.

To learn more about our work, check out our website on www.serendipityhealthcare.ngo become our friend on Facebook/serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/samirahfaruk and follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or send us an email for any enquiry or advice.

Best Regards,

Abubakar Sadiq

The five different Fodders made
The five different Fodders made
Day two of sprouting Soya beans fooder
Day two of sprouting Soya beans fooder
The five women trained on fodder
The five women trained on fodder
WASH Materials given to the women!!
WASH Materials given to the women!!

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Selected women for cooperatives
Selected women for cooperatives

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

 

With your support, Serendipity is changing the lives of women, children and their entire families in rural communities in Kano, Nigeria. By providing access to abundant water we are transiting into training on agricultural processing for the women to become self-reliant and thus communities can now advance towards achieving agricultural and economic development.

 

In July we partnered with an agricultural firm to teach women on skills for creating nursery beds, sowing seeds, processing food crops and marketing of such products to the wider public. Now that access to clean, abundant, and affordable water is secured in these communities, Serendipity’s field team and volunteers are preparing for this next stage of our partnership with the communities.

 

In Kudundu Fawa Dango community, we distributed wash materials and these women were organized into groups of ten that will form semi cooperative groups where they will be taught how to grow seedlings nurseries and learn modern techniques of sowing tree seeds and planting millet and groundnut which is part of the staple food in the community. They will also be taught on how to build planting beds and transplant vegetable seedlings. Participants will also learn how to properly water vegetable plants and how to use compost to improve soil productivity. Over the next few months, our field team will have put in place all machineries to make this next phase a success and will continue to work with cooperative members to strengthen and expand these agricultural skills.

Our pilot community is Kundundu Fawa Dango and with the provision of access to water and training on agricultural skills, the dream of the women being empowered and assisting their families will come true and can be replicated in neighboring communities. Will you help them to succeed on this dream? Your donation towards provision of access to water in rural communities will not only help a child but empower women through agricultural skills and economic development thus creating a source of income for them to assist their families.

To learn more about our work, become our friend on Facebook/serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/samirahfaruk and follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or send us an email for any enquiry or advice.

Best Regards,

Abubakar Sadiq

Wash items given out
Wash items given out
Harvest of millet a staple food in Kudundu Fawa
Harvest of millet a staple food in Kudundu Fawa
Women using local sticks to thresh the millets
Women using local sticks to thresh the millets

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Happiness unlimited
Happiness unlimited

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

As part of our ongoing programme and campaign to ensure our communities are not vulnerable to water borne diseases; we embarked upon a School WASH Programme in four schools, distribution of WASH items and Advocacy Campaign to State Ministry of Water Resources and Development during the past quarter and within the World Water Week.

We taught a total of 200 children in primary, junior high and senior high in communities from four schools in Ungogo Local Governing Council on the benefits of good hand washing practices in preventing them from falling ill, being vulnerable to water related ailments thus missing school. WASH stations were donated to the four schools and school WASH Clubs were formed that will monitor the students adhering to what they were taught as well as exciting programmes to keep them engaged. Progress reports and feedback on what the students have achieved will be reviewed by us every fortnight.

WASH materials of bathing soap, washing up liquid and detergents were distributed to 50 women in Kudundu Fawa Dango community of Ungogo where Mairo (not real name), the young girl we reported on last collecting water from an open source tube well because of the high rate of their vulnerability to water borne diseases. The women were also taught on the importance of good hygiene and hand washing practices to ensure that they and their children are safe from falling ill.

A one day advocacy visit to the honorable commissioner of water resources and development to remind them on their promise to achieve 35% of provision of safe clean drinking water to rural communities in Kano at the last meeting held by the State Government review of developmental projects. The Honorable Commissioner stated that they had achieved only 20% but with the hope of achieving more before the tenor of the present administration comes to an end. We will revisit the Honorable Commissioner within the next quarter on a progress update.

A call to action to invest in the provision of clean water sources to support improved sanitation and hygiene practices in five more communities of Ungogo Local Council of Kano is needed as with your support we can do more.

Thank you for your continued support and trust in us to make a change in rural communities and making better lives.

Best Regards,

 

Abubakar Sadiq

Washing hands
Washing hands
After the session
After the session
WASH Stations
WASH Stations
Primary School Students too
Primary School Students too
Habiba also not left out
Habiba also not left out

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Mairo and her siblings
Mairo and her siblings

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

We want to tell you about Mairo (Not real name), a young girl that lives in  Kudundu Fawa Dango a ward in Ungogo local council in Kano that we recently discovered. A community of 907 (estimated population from last census 2006) with more women household leaders than men. Kudundu Fawa Dango has just one handpump, a stream and three open wells that serves the entire community; every day Mairo and other young girls like her collect water from these open wells because the queue is long at the hand pump collection site thus leaving her and the rest of the family members vulnerable to water borne diseases.

Mairo, due to her rush to finish her chores on time ends up collecting water from these open wells sometimes two to three trips so that she can have time to help her mother with other chores. She is the first from a family of eight as they lost their father at a young age and thus has to help her mother out with tending to house chores and her younger siblings.

Additional hand pump, tube wells with covers will go a long way in the personal and economic developement of the lives of the people of Kudundu Fawa Dango as the children will have time to go to school with other as currently on a average it takes more than 30 minutes which means less water is available for hygiene in such households and diarrhea rates become higher thus an acceleration of provision of access to clean water source and service delivery affordable for the rural poor is key.

A call to action to invest in the provision of clean water sources to support improved sanitation and hygiene practices in Kudundu Fawa Dango ward of Ungogo Local Council of Kano.

Thank you for your continued support and trust in us to make a change in rural communities and making better lives.

Best Regards,

 

Abubakar Sadiq

The stream
The stream

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