We have been very busy with building boreholes for communities in dire need of clean water. Our borehole building project started at a pace in 2023. We have completed four projects in Sierra Leone as at the time of writing this post. The projects are:
Shortly after the completion of the clean water project in Sierra Leone, in April we started a new one at Isale Oja, Agege in Lagos state in Nigeria. The project was done in collaboration with our long standing WASH partner Hamedah Poverty Relief.
We thought it would be fun and informative to keep a diary for the Isale Oja borehole project in Lagos state. Here goes the diary.
NGO Borehole Project Diary : 2nd April
The Isale Oja borehole project started with a geo-survey. This is done to know the right and exact location where the borehole will be. The video was sent by the Project manager on the 2nd of April. This video shows how the Geo survey was done.
NGO Diary : 12 April
Project managers for each of our clean water projects send photo or video project updates whenever they can. On the 12 of April, project manager for the Isale Oja borehole project Dr Rahmat Adebisi, who is also Hope Spring a water charity trustee sent this video. The video shows the driller at work.
NGO diary 14th April
After the borehole drilling was done, on April 14, the project manager of the Isale Oja borehole project, Hajia Rahmat, sent a video of the clean water coming out of the borehole. Isale Oja community can now access clean water. This video shows clean water coming out.
NGO diary 16th April
Hope Spring borehole project at Isale Oja Agege Lagos is now successfully completed. Hajia Rahmet sent this video yesterday. The reservoir, pipe, and taps have been successfully installed. The community now has access to clean, safe water. Women and children won´t have to travel miles to fetch water, which will increase their productivity as children won´t have to go to school late because of water scarcity, and women can now focus on their work and businesses. This video shows the project’s completion.
NGO diary 3rd June
On June 3, 2023, the Isale Oja water project was launched and handed over to the community. This project started April and was made possible through the generous support of our donors and supporters who believe in our mission to provide clean and safe drinking water to communities in need. We are honoured to have worked with the community leaders and members to bring this project to fruition.
The impact of this water project cannot be overstated. In the past, the people of Isale Oja did not have access to clean and safe drinking water, which posed a serious health risk to both adults and children. The availability of clean water in the community will help reduce the incidence of water-related diseases and improve the overall health and wellbeing of the community.
We are proud to have partnered with the community in providing this essential resource, and we call on all our supporters and donors to continue their support so that we can bring clean water to even more communities in need.