Impact case study – Shao-Ile Community, Kwara State Nigeria
Case Study – A simple low tech water well, of not more than 8-metre-deep transformed the lives of the community of Shao-Ile, in Kwara State, Nigeria. Water is fetched from the well, using a bucket with a roped tied to its handle. A user will lower the bucket into the water, and manually pull the water to the surface. Where the water is then poured into a waiting bucket. The well has a protective ring, and a lid, to prevent young children and livestock from falling into it.
Read the account of how this simple well, transformed the community through the account of 4 community members, whose lives were positively impacted by the well.
“Walking through the bush early in the morning, to fetch water is very scary. Sometimes, we encounter snakes which is very scary. Now we do not have to walk through the bush or walk far to fetch water.“