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New Village Well
New Village Well
First drink from new Well!
First drink from new Well!
Old water source
Old water source
Village children watching workers
Village children watching workers
Finishing planting Afridev Pump on new borehole
Finishing planting Afridev Pump on new borehole
The People of Angwan Hakimi, Nigeria, thank
The Water Team (West Vancouver, ON)
In Honour of Water Day and Jim & Lynda Gehrels
Cam and Gail Pearce (Vancouver, ON)
Gloria Zilinski (Vancouver, BC)

For helping them get safe drinking water
Latitude: 8.52791 Longitude: 6.96403
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Testimonial

We really appreciate your effort for reducing our suffering over lack of good pure drinking water. May almighty God give you more strength and long life to your organization.

  - Sulesman Bala, Community Leader

Project Summary

Dafa is in Kwali Area Council, about an hour’s drive from the city center, with a population of more 7,000 people, most of whom are subsistence farmers.

Dafa’s infrastructure has not kept up with the community’s increasing population. When Lifewater arrived, the existing hand pumps on wells were grossly inadequate and mostly broken due to over-use. Residents had to wait 2-3 hours and take turns to fetch water from the local wells.

Alternatively, they would walk about 30 minutes to the nearest river. Families, depending on their size, would make 5-10 trips daily to meet their water needs. This means families were spending 3-6 hours every day on the road to fetch water. And when the trips happened after dark, women and girls were at risk of violence, rape, or even death to meet their families’ water needs.

Also, the river water isn’t safe, said Haruna Salifu, a resident of the community, and so there have been cholera-associated deaths in the community.

Our donors enabled Lifewater to drill five new wells (including this one, to a depth of 164 feet, that is serving 300 children and adults) in Dafa. We also rehabilitated eight existing wells so safe water is flowing from them again. The community’s health has improved and people are better able to remain economically productive to care for their families.

Well Details

Project Completed: 2021-12-15 Well Depth: 230 ft.
Depth of Water: 20.00 ft. Casing Diameter: 4.00 in.
Screen Length: 0.00 ft. Developed By: Air Backwash
Development Time: 3.00 hrs. Well Yield: 4.00 gpm
Disinfection: 24.00 hrs. Handpump: Afridev
Water Colour: Clear Water Odour: None
Turbidity: Clear Taste: Good
Nitrate: Bacti Test:
Iron: pH:




Every $1 you give provides a child with safe water for a year!


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