Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Africa (Nigeria)
In Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, about;
• 55 million people do not have clean water;
• 110 million do not have basic hygiene facilities, and about
• 116 million people do not have basic sanitation
• 60,000 children under the age of five die from diseases caused by access to water, sanitation and hygiene.
Says the Water Aid.
What PASDO is doing:
The main objective of PASDO’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program is to increase the percentage of people who have access to clean water, as well as improve the sanitation and hygiene conditions of the populace.
For example, recent borehole drilling finance by PASDO in North Central Nigeria strategically caters to to improving access to water water, as well as sanitation and hygiene conditions in the host school, for community residents and for the markets.
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More than 1,000 school children at Cardinal International Academy, whose school host the borehole project, will benefit from improved access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene to keep them healthy and productive.
Makurdi Modern Market (the most prominent market in Benue State, which hosts abattoirs and stores that trade in a variety of goods) and Makurdi Village Market (majorly for dry and wet food stuff, including meat, vegetable, fruits, cereals, etc). Truck pushers can easily get water from the borehole drilled by PASDO for supply to the markets due to it’s close proximity.
Community Residents of the Makurdi Modern Market Area:
The about 40,000 residents of the Modern Market area of Makurdi can now breathe sigh of relief courtesy of the presence of the borehole water project constructed by PASDO.
Without access to municipal water supply, water shortages are common in this area especially during the dry and harmattan season.
How you can help:
We are able to deliver on our objectives through generous donations from well meaning individuals and institutions. You could donate cash or materials to support our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs.
If you are interested in supporting our work, kindly contact us.