New clean water project funded by successful Christmas fundraising by charity

Hereford-based clean water advocacy charity, Hope Spring, has announced its first project for 2024. The project aims to provide access to safe drinking water for a community of two hundred people in the Agege area of Lagos State, Nigeria. The current water source for the community is an open well located in a neighbouring community, nearly a mile away.

The project involves the construction of a fifty-metre-deep water borehole, which will be equipped with water pumps to supply water to a collection tank. The tank will then distribute water to five standpipes, from which the community members can fill their water buckets. Mrs. Akinkunmi, a community leader, expressed her gratitude for the project, stating, “On completion of the project we are working on with Hope Spring, our community will have access to safe drinking water without the need to walk a mile as we do at present.”

Hope Spring trustee Temi Odurinde shared the charity’s excitement for their first project of the year, stating, “We have been having conversations about the project with the beneficiary community for more than six months. It is great that our conversation has now transformed into a concrete action, in the form of a borehole.” Mr. Odurinde added that the majority of funding for the project came from donations raised through the charity’s digital greetings card platform, with support from Ozami eCards. Construction of the borehole is expected to begin at the end of January.

Hope Spring primarily operates in West Africa and has helped thousands of people access safe, clean water through the construction of wells and boreholes. They also provide training to communities on how to harvest clean water from rain and other sources. The charity is funded solely by donations raised by its volunteers. More information about Hope Spring can be found on their website and social media pages.

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