Hope Spring Water – board of trustees and volunteers

Meet some of the people behind Hope Spring. Thanks to them, we are helping to reduce water poverty in some of the most deprived communities.

Board of trustees

Temi Odurinde


Temi has a long term interest in poverty alleviation. The idea to create a water empowerment charity first occurred to him about eighteen years ago, in Agege, Lagos, Nigeria when he bought “ice water” from a seven year old vendor he thought should be at School, not hawking water in the streets.

Abbey Longe


Abbey Longe is one of the corner stones of Hope Spring Water. An administrator by profession, Abbey is the trustee in charge of Hope Spring purse strings. She helps with various tasks the help ensure the smooth running of Hope Spring.

Katrin Gabriel


Katrin Gabriel, a master Violin restorer, has a passion for helping development charities, especially those that work with children and poverty alleviation. Katrin is a member of the board of trustees of Hope Spring.

Volunteers & Helpers

Evgeniy Garkaviy

Online Marketing Strategist

Evgeniy Garkaviy is an Internet marketing professional who specialises in SEO and Social Media marketing. A long-time collaborator with Temi Odurinde, who formerly worked in Internet marketing, Evgeniy is Hope Spring’s volunteer Internet Marketing guru and webmaster.

Mubarak Oladosu


Mubarak Oladosu, a published poet, is Hope Spring Water’s Director of Operations in Nigerian. A volunteer post, Mubarak is responsible for identifying communities that could benefit from the Hope Spring Water project in the West of Nigeria. He identified and is project managing Hope Spring’s first borehole project in Kwara State, Nigeria.

Lanre Lasege


Lanre is a Poland based teacher, he volunteer part of his free time to help Hope Spring in numerous ways including project management and social media engagement.

Temple Oraeki

Director of Hope Spring Nigeria

Temple has lived, worked and studied in various parts of Nigeria. His first degree was in Chemistry, which he obtained from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Northern Nigeria. He worked at a bank for a number of years, where his main clients were petroleum companies.

Henry Anyanwu


I am a social media manager with a bachelor degree in Land survey from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. I recall staying in a village in Bauchi called Gubi some years ago together with some colleagues in school; we had to walk several minutes to go fetch water from a pump or ride a bicycle to a borehole mile away.

Geoff Grevers


Geoff Grevers has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Electronic and Computer Music from the University of Leeds. He is motivated and hard-working, and uses his technology expertise to help with the web development, Digital Marketing and SEO for Hope Spring Water.

Boluwatife Olorunfemi


Boluwatife Olorunfemi, is a graduate of history and international relations. She lives in Abuja, Nigeria. She is certified in project management as well as a leadership and strategic management. She has previously worked for the Petroleum Equalisation Fund organization, and has helped with many Hope Spring Water projects. .

Jane Ngozi Agwara


Jane Ngozi Agwara holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the department of chemical engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State Nigeria. She is currently a Ph.D. Scholar at the University of Rochester, Rochester, USA.

Emmanuella Asuquo


Emmanuella Asuquo is a graduate of Microbiology from the University of Calabar, Cross River State. She has over five years of experience as a community health worker and as a research consultant.