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Water and sanitation project, Nigeria

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Augustine Guse Foundation

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

The people of Zampet Village of Garram Community, to reduce the number of cases of waterborne diseases.

They have been hard hit by economic and health care difficulties since independence from Britain in 1960. The literacy rate in the Community is very low. Less than 20% of the children in the village attend school and adult literacy rate is less than 20%. The unemployment rate for women in is extremely high.

The people are mostly poor subsistence peasant farmers with little or no government assistance in this program. The economic conditions of the people is not encouraging, for only few of them have food security, there are no Savings /Loan Giving Groups, very few families have some income generating source such as micro-enterprises.

We want to give a community of 3000 people a borehole and sanitation education.

What is your project and how will it help?

We want to drill a bore hole fitted with a hand pump for this community. Water and sanitation is a public health problem, implementation of this program will help the community to prevent the contamination in their water supply, thus helping to eliminate the possible spread of infection. This will make people healthier so that they can lead more productive and fulfilling lives.
Future, ongoing support for the project will be supplied by the community which will continue to maintain this project. The community has agreed to pay for the costs of maintaining the equipment. Every household has agreed to pay a monthly water rate of N 100 [$0.67] monthly per household for the cost of maintaining the borehole. With our average household of 300 the sum of N 30000 [$200] will be raised per months and N 360000 per annum [$2400] for the maintenance and sustaining the borehole.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

We would like to explore the possibility of partnership with other people in the area of access to portable water and good sanitary conditions for the community.

Please detail the resources that you need.

We would need the sum of USD$ 9000 to undertake a water project : USD$ 5000 would be used for drilling of the borehole and the USD$4000 would be used for the sanitation education.

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Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Nigeria

Global issues

Water and related ecosystems


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