Safe Water and Hygiene
According to Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, no fewer than 150,000 Nigerians mostly children die of diarrhea or water related diseases annually for drinking unsafe water. Report shared by World Health Orgabnisation also shows that around 315,000 children under-five die every day from diarrhea diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That's 900 children per day, or one child every two minutes.
In Nigeria, the high mortality rate among children is primarily as reported above. Most rural households in Nigeria obtain water from unsafe sources which are usually muddy, brownish, unpleasant taste, series of impurities, constant human activities done around or in the water especially streams or river where clothes are washed, bathing, toileting in or around the water. This situation has led to a pandemic, in which several people suffered from affected water borne diseases and illness. Which at times culminate in death with women and children as the most affected. Thus there’s an urgent need to provide Clean and Safe Water facilities, which will serve as viable sources of drinking water in the underserved schools and communities.
It is no longer an argument that the Nigerian government is finding it difficult to provide this basic need, AfriGrowth Foundation through Community Safe Water Project is aiming at achieving the following objectives:
--Providing clean and safe water facilities for underserved schools and communities.
--To reduce water related diseases in the identified communities.
--To effectively train community leaders and members on water sanitation and hygiene, also to oversee completed water facilities for sustainability.
Implementation and sustenance of Community Safe Water Project CSWP, will impact lives positively by saving time and money with guaranteed clean and safe water for the schools and communities at large, especially women and children.
In our 2018-2020 strategic plans, we have set a target to construct 71 borholes in 27 under-served communities, to effectively trained 335 community leaders on water, sanitation and hygiene. This will enable us to change the lives of more than 30,000 people who are exposed to drinking unsafe water.
With your support, we know we can achieve this together.