Hope Spring Water Charity Nigeria
Three out of every ten Nigerians lack access to safe and clean water source close to their homes. With a population of about 182 million people, this implies about 57 million Nigerians lack access to improved source of water supply.
Families in both rural and urban areas find it difficult to access safe and clean water for their domestic needs. Most families in urban areas rely on the services of “Mai Ruwa” (Water vendor) that sell water in 25 Litres container at an average price of 50 Naira per container. The quality of the water supply is usually not monitored or regulated. Hence, leaving the consumers at high risk of water-related diseases. In rural areas, open wells and rainwater harvesting (with poor treatment barrier) are the common sources. The privileged ones in urban areas rely on private boreholes, which is also unregulated. The schools and other public and private institutions in Nigeria are not exempted from this water crisis.
The water crises, which seems hydra-headed is worsened by lack of political will and commitment from relevant and designated authorities. It took the death of students in circumstances linked to contaminated water, in one of Nigeria most prestigious and oldest girls’ college in 2017, for most authorities and stakeholders to realize the debacle in the water sector.
Hope Spring Water operations in Nigeria is targeted at alleviating water poverty in both urban and rural areas in Nigeria through construction of boreholes, wells and water education.
Temple Chukwuemeka Oraeki
Temple has lived, worked and studied in various regions of Nigeria. His first degree was in Chemistry, which he obtained from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. Temple is passionate about sustainable development and interested in finding local solutions to address local and global challenges. He has both local and international work experience in science, social science and engineering fields. One of such work experience is as a banking professional with one of the leading banks in Nigeria where he worked before receiving a scholarship from the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) to further his studies in the United Kingdom.