Pastor Obi reaches out to rural communities with medical aid. He wants to address the root cause of sickness by getting clean drinking water for these families who keep getting sick.
|Project: To drill a borehole well in Wuro-jato Jada, a rural community in Nigeria, to combat the illnesses caused by lack of clean drinking water.
This borehole well project will address the potable water challenge of a Wuro-jato Jad, rural community. Their main water source is from a river, though other sources include seasonal rain water, open shallow wells and stagnant ponds. The river’s water quality is very poor and not suitable for drinking. It causes sicknesses, including river blindness, bilharzia, skin diseases and typhoid.
Wuro-jato Jad is home to at least 200 households, and most have at least eight people in each home. Therefore, a minimum of 2,000 people will benefit. Most people are farmers who live below the poverty level. Availability of potable water in the community has been a major challenge. Attempts have been made to manage the sicknesses by occasionally administering medical aid. Because the major cause has not been addressed, this approach is not effective. Providing the community with clean, safe water from a well will significantly improve the health of people living in Wuro-jato Jad.
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