Access to clean water is a very basic human right, yet the lack of it has resulted in more than 70,000 deaths in children under 5 each year in Nigeria. Poor sanitation and poor access to clean drinking water has placed many Nigerians in remote areas at increased vulnerability to water-borne diseases, including life-threatening diarrhea. Furthermore, these remote villages also suffer from a lack of access to quality healthcare and health education leading to preventable deaths from Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis, Malaria, Diabetes, Hypertension and many others.
The people within the villages of the Obi community in Benue State currently have No ACCESS to clean drinking water and are in desperate need of it. Their current water source lies in natural streams and is unsafe for drinking as it has been polluted with waterborne illnesses from insects, as well as from human and animal waste. During the dry season, the water is stagnant leaving the streams to become breeding grounds for deadly infestations and contaminants.
This community has been extremely hard hit and recently faced a deadly contamination of their Oye-Obi stream in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, which resulted in causing life threatening disease for over 100 people from the villages and claimed the lives of over 15 people.
We have identified that the peoples of these underserved communities need boreholes for safe drinking water as well as health education and DIRECT medical aid.
Our mission is to provide this community with two boreholes to provide clean and safe water for the community. Boreholes are vertical shafts that can be drilled very deep below the ground in order to access water. A quote from a local borehole drilling company to drill a borehole is about $3,000, which includes the ground assessment, the initial drill and the ability to perform a hydrofracture procedure, should the need arise.
In addition to our water projects, we’re excited to announce that we have assembled yet another volunteer medical team to return to Nigeria in a few short months. Our first stop in Nigeria will be serving the villages of the Obi community.
During this medical outreach, our mission is to provide FREE:
· General healthcare screenings for diabetes, hypertension, HIV, Hepatitis and many other illnesses.
· Primary healthcare consultations and treatment
· Women’s Health GYN exams
· Pediatric Care
· Wound care
· Non-invasive procedures
· Surgical Consults and General surgery (through partnership with a local hospital)
· Healthcare Education
· Counseling/Emotional Support
We need your help.
Funds raised will be used to cover the costs of drilling the boreholes as well as cover healthcare screening and treatment costs, surgical costs and will help our team acquire life-saving medicines and supplies/equipment to carry out our Medical Missions. 100% of your donations will be impacting the people in these communities directly. Our medical & non-medical teams and our admin staff are all VOLUNTEERS so your donations make the most impact in the communities we serve.
Every donation can make a HUGE difference:
With the support of gracious donors like you, we can continue to reach those who are in desperate need of help. You can help us make an impact and transform lives one community at a time.
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