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
Pretty Hansau
Pretty Hansau

Dear Supporters, friends and family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

Global Handwashing day came and our continued trainings on hygiene improvement amongst the children of Gadan was a welcome developement as the day reinforced all our campaign for keeping their hands clean. Of particular note is a story we have of Hansau (Not real name) who has never gone to school in her entire life yet she is one of our advocates for being clean.

Hansau starts each day walking about with a bar of soap in her hands to remind everyone on the need to wash their hands with soap; we noticed her during the campaign and asked her why she had a bar of soap in her hand and she said in the local language "Ai, na ga wanke hannu na da sabulu ya kara min kyau don bani da dauda kuma ba da kowa na gani" literal transalation is "I have seen that washing my hands with soap has made me pretty as I no longer have dirt on my body as everyone can see". Hilarious it was but she was pretty serious about it and refused to drop the soap for a second. We asked the father for how long she had been carrying on like this and he said for the past one month since our last training; now all the children want to be like Hansau he said.

Apart from our marking the global handwashing day, work has started on building a sand dam in the community to take advantage of the rains that fall during the season; two sites have been identified within the community and we called in some geological surveys to evaluate if the site would be good for the sand dam. We are yet to get the report back on the survey whence the community with the help of the local governing council can start working on building this dam which will go a long way to helping them access more water for the community.

We want to sincerely thank YOU our supporters, friends and family for being there for us thus far, for the feedback, for advice on how to do things better, however we still need your help to fulfill our goal and target of achieving access to water for the children of Gadan with the trainings on good hygiene practices to make their lives better.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or like our facebook page/serenhealthcare or simply drop us an email at serenhealthcare@gmail.com. We are currently updating our website to serve you better and will let you know as soon as it is concluded.

 Yours faithfully,

 

Samirah Faruk

Project Leader

One of the sites for sand dam
One of the sites for sand dam
Surveyors helping out for a good site
Surveyors helping out for a good site

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Speech to launch new handpump
Speech to launch new handpump

Dear Supporters, Friends, Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

The last time you heard from us we trained more women on good hygiene practices and we went on an advocacy visit to the local council on their pledge on Human Right for all to access water; We are glad to state that the pledge has been fulfilled through the provision of a new handpump in addition to the ones we had provided thus far. Two tube wells were also rehabilitated to increase the access to water in the community.

An impact assessment has been conducted last week by Independent consultants to the French Embassy in Nigeria to evaluate the change we had made in the community in terms of behaiviour change to hygiene and lessons learned. A link to the report will be posted as soon as it is ready.

Our work is progressing well but a lot still needs to be done hence we are requesting for your continous kind donations to help our cause especially now that the rains have come such that we can tap into rain water harvesting and trainings on cross cutting issues as a result of rains such as environment, hygiene, malaria and communicable diseases.

Your support as usual is highly appreciated but we ask for you to do more thus for further clarifications you can follow us on twitter SerendipityHea1, like our facebook page/serenhealthcare, connect with us on LinkedIn/SamirahFaruk or simply call us on +2348023083099

Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

The women had a stake as well
The women had a stake as well
New handpump
New handpump

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Our mothers are a welcome part of our training
Our mothers are a welcome part of our training

Dear Supporters, friends and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

In tribute to our campaign for this years World Water Day theme; Human Right to Water and ensuring that our State government fulfills its promise; we embarked on a training for the women of Amarzaya, Gadan Tudun Fulani where even our elderly mothers were not left out on the training on water management and informing them of their right to secure clean drinking water from their local government council and also a discussion with the chairman on how far they had gone in keeping to their promise.

Hajia Dije a widow told us in our feedback report and I quote verbatim in the local Hausa language; "Ai ni ban taba tsamani cewa ruwa tsaftacewa dole karamar hukuma ce za su ba mu ba, amma yanzu na sani". (Transalation - I never knew that providing water for us in our community is our right but now I know).

Water Jugs were then distributed to the women where they were taught on keeping these jugs clean at all times; how to filter their drinking water using water guard and general hygiene practices 

We then proceeded to the local government council where we had a discuss on the promise they made with our organisation a year ago on fulfilling the basic human right to water in rural communities.

However, we need your support to do more trainings, give water filtration (water guard), water containers to these women as survey we carried out shows that out of 15 households only 5 households have separate drinking jugs from the ones they use for other purposes and thus calling upon you especially on the 13th of May (bonus day) to donate to our cause as GlobalGiving will match any funds up to $1,000 that is you can donate any funds between $25 up to $1000 and get it matched guaranteed just click on our project and support our work on 13th of May.

For more information your can like our facebook/serenhealthcare, follow us on twitter serendipityHea1 or visit our website on www.serendipityhealthcare.org

Ever Yours,

 

Samirah Faruk

Project Leader

Some water jugs distributed
Some water jugs distributed
Some Mothers proudly showing off their new kegs
Some Mothers proudly showing off their new kegs

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Lead changemaker amongst Gadan women
Lead changemaker amongst Gadan women

Dear supporters, friends and family of Serendipity,

Like we said in our previous report on how Taiba's life has changed so also we would talk about what the women of Gadan are doing to change their lives and stop poverty. We have excerpts of stories of what four women are doing to change their lives and the lives of other women in the community.

Hafsat is a mother of five children who with Maimuna, Ayeshetu and Hauwa took it upon themselves to form an association where all four of them are training women on water filtration using moringa seeds since being trained, collecting 100naira contribution from community members to purchase wash materials to give to widows, orphans and vulnerable children in their community. Because of transparency and accountability, they called upon us to help them in the distribution of the wash materials in order to show fairness at the local health centre. Hafsat coordinates the activities of the association they have formed while Maimuna and Ayeshetu run the trainings and Hauwa keeps the finances. 

Hauwau on her own part is learning how to write so she can put down the names of the contributors; a task she says and quotes in Hausa Language translated; "Today, see me keeping monies from people and learning how to write, I never would have dreamed of doing this and I thank Almighty Allah for making this possible".

As a follow up to this laudable feat that these women have done; we took a survey of how the women have responded so far to all the trainings conducted if there was a positive behaiviour change to which we are pleased to say that though the change is gradual but there is a very good improvement to their hygiene practices. 

However, we will continue with our line of trainings as well as provision of water kegs, water purifers and we request you to bring us up in your conversations, tell your family and friends about us, help us in anyway you can to improve our work and make our organisation grow.

Please free free to connect with us at LinkedIn/serendipityhealthcare; like our facebook page facebook/serenhealthcare, follow us @serendipityHea1

Warm Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

Project Leader

Team of making change in their community
Team of making change in their community
Items bought for widows, OVCs by team changemakers
Items bought for widows, OVCs by team changemakers

Links:


Attachments: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Taiba's story
Taiba's story

Dear supporters, friends and family of Serendipity,

Since our last report, we have had series of trainings for the women and children of Gadan on good hygiene practices, water storage and filtration. However, our focus today will be on a girl named Taiba; see excerpts of her story.

Taiba is a ten year old girl; the first child out of a family of five, she lost her father when she was five years old and since then has not been able to continue her education because she has to help her mother look after her young ones, source for water and clean the house. Now that she has a water source close to her house she now has more time to finish her chores at home before rushing up to school, "She quotes in Hausa Language translated; I am grateful that we now have water in our community and close to my house, I am grateful to Almighty Allah and to this organisation for doing this wonderful thing", through your generous donations, Taiba's life has changed, she is a happier girl, full of life and wants to learn more to take care of her siblings and for this she says a big thank you and we are grateful for your continous support. 

We will continue with our line of trainings as well as provision of water kegs, water purifers and we request you to bring us up in your conversations, tell your family and friends about us, help us in anyway you can to improve our work and make our organisation grow.

Please free free to contact me for further clarifications, questions via email at serenhealthcare@gmail.com or samirah@serendipityhealthcare.org or call 234-803-590-5524. Connect with us at LinkedIn/serendipityhealthcare; like our facebook page facebook/serenhealthcare, follow us @serendipityHea1

Warm Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

Project Leader

Taiba and her friends
Taiba and her friends
Gadan children
Gadan children

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Serendipity Healthcare Foundation

Location: Kano - Nigeria
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @serendipityHea1
Project Leader:
Samirah Faruk
Kano, Kano Nigeria
$46,331 raised of $85,697 goal
 
511 donations
$39,366 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Serendipity Healthcare Foundation has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.