In the rural communities in our country, there a grave of potable water which means that women and children walk many long and painful distances, daily, in order to access good quality water for daily living. Based on this reality, in 2009, the Foundation initiated an accessible clean water programme. Initially called the Water Purification Exercise, this programme was carried out at the onset, in partnership with the Society for Family Health (SFH) and involved the use of highly effective water purifier sachets (PUR) manufactured by the reputable Procter & Gamble(PG).
In 2013, this programme was re-focused and designed to help combat water related diseases such as cholera, dysentery, intestinal and other worm infestations, through the use of water treatment filters. It was then re-named the Access to Clean Water Programme.
Through this programme, the Foundation has positively impacted the health and sanitary habits of people in urban and remote communities by providing potable drinking water through provision of boreholes and mono-pumps with water filters attached.
To improve the quality of drinking water consumed by rural communities through water purification exercise which teach rural communities how to purify their water before drinking.
- Provision of safe drinking water using P&G PUR (Purifier of Water) to the following communities in Rivers State.
14 communities in Abua/Odual Local Government Area
2 communities in Asari-Toru Local Government Area
3 communities in Ahoada West Local Government Area
4 communities in Khana Local Government Area
- Conducted training programme to teach people how to use the “Purifier of Water” sachets and distributed the sachets, free of charge, to over 400 households each in these four (4) afore mentioned Local Government Areas.
- Construction of two (2) blocks of sanitary facilities (Male and Female) and boreholes equipped with multiple fetching points at the Maximum-Security Prisons, Port Harcourt.
- Provision of standard potable water with multiple fetching points in Abonnema in Rivers state.