Project Summary: The people of Zokotu community in Kuje Area Council, Nigeria have lived without clean water all their lives. The only available source of drinking water available to the small village of over 2000 persons looks visibly muddy and unclean for animal consumption, yet the people drink it without any form of purification. Many children have died due to complications arising from the consumption of the dirty water, while others suffering skin reactions and other water borne diseases.
Zokotu community is a rural community in the Kuje Area Council of Abuja, Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory. Over the past decades, due to changing climate; some perennial streams in the community have dried up and the people do not have access to clean portable water. The people of Zokotu community rely on water seepage from a rock cave, the water quality is muddy and unfit for human consumption. consumption of this water by children have resulted in their death, stomach ache etc
- Ensure there's clean portable water available to all - Women and girls won't spend long hours trying to fetch water therefore losing out from school and other economic activities. - Women and girls will have enough water for their menstrual hygiene - Children won't suffer intestinal health issues due to drinking impure water - Women would engage in livelihood activities such as food processing that requires money. - Peace will be restored, as fights during struggle for water will be seize.
Pregnant women will live healthy lives as they'll drink clean water fit for their bodies and foetus The people will become economically active as they will have enough water for their daily needs. Women and Girls will have adequate water for their menstrual hygiene. Children will stay in school longer to learn and school enrollment will increase especially for girls. Sustained peace in the community.