Do you know that over 63 million Nigerians still have no access to potable drinking water? Each person on earth requires 40 litres of water daily averagely to drink, cook, bath, wash and thrive, yet many communities have to trek long distances to access water. Most times such water come from infected sources and they are constantly prone to deadly water borne diseases such as Cholera. Access to basic drinking water is a human right according to the United Nations and we take that mandate seriously for the rescue of humans all over communities where we work.
We identified Katsina state as one of the states that needs water intervention and in 2018, in collaboration with the state government and the community heads, we set out to give the communities fresh water supply in line with our mandate.
The potable water projects already in use since 2018 consists of 120 litres potable water facility with state-of-the-art water treatment plant, solar powered building, Ancillary works, fetching points by reticulation, borehole, staffed and is in use.
This water facility reduced the challenge of drinking from and use of wells, manually swung pumps, and high cost of purchasing drinkable clean water.
The facilities are all solar panel powered so as to ensure that lack of power supply does not affect the supply of water to members of the communities and the staff employed operate the plant and ensure steady water is made available every day.
In collaboration with our partner – Jack Rich Tien Aid Foundation and other joint venture support, we constructed four (4) of such facilities and put them to use to the joy of children and adults alike. The water is the standard approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC).
The facilities are located at Musawa Local Government Area, Daura Airport, Emir of Daura’s Palace and Central Mosque (Masalaci) in Daura, all in Katsina State, North west Nigeria.