Yelwa Shendam, a market village located in the southern part of Plateau State, Nigeria with people from different ethnic and religious groups, is in dire need of potable water. The village is bubbling with renewed activities fifteen years after ethno-religious conflict, all thanks to the Inter-Faith Peace Committee made up of both Christian and Muslim leaders aimed at mending fences with aggrieved individuals. Provision of water would aid to build bridges of trust and peace in the community.
Near absence of drinking water, also known as potable water, is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Yelwa Shendam are exposed to health risks from water contaminated with toxic chemicals and microbes. You can help fix this. You have the ability to provide safe drinking water to a level where the contaminants just do not exist anymore by sinking boreholes and providing water storage facilities to the community. The water for drinking and domestic purposes will prevent community from contacting diseases e.g Typhoid Fever, Cholera and other preventable diseases.
It will provide potable water to over 10,000 people in Yelwa Shendam. It shall help the community; and the future generations shall benefit from it too. Prevents some of the commonly reported problems experienced from drinking impure water which include, but are not limited to, the following waterborne illnesses: Gastrointestinal Problems; Diarrhea/Nausea; Intestinal or Stomach Cramping; Intestinal or Stomach Aches; and Pains; Dehydration and Death. Prevention to cancer and heart diseases.