Hope Spring, a Herefordshire-based water poverty alleviation charity, have recently announced the completion of their seventh clean water project of the year. Located in Atobaje community, Agege, Nigeria, the new borehole was built in collaboration with a local NGO and the local community association.
The project, which took six weeks to complete, is estimated to serve more than 40 households and the local primary school, providing access to clean water to thousands of locals. It includes six standpipes and one larger pipe, allowing up to seven people to access the facility simultaneously.
Dr Rahmat Adebisi, Hope Spring Water Nigeria Director, thanked the community for their help and the UK business Christmas charity ecard fundraiser, which helped finance the project. The water committee, set up by the community, will now take responsibility for the day-to-day running and maintenance of the borehole.
Speaking about the completion of the project, Dr Adebisi said: “We are delighted to have completed this project and handed it over to the community. We hope it will provide clean water for many years to come.”
For more information, visit Hope Spring’s website or their social media pages.
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