New Village Well rehabilitated
New Village Well rehabilitated
Old Open Dug Well
Old Open Dug Well
Planting New Handpump
Planting New Handpump
Preparing for Pouring Pump Pad
Preparing for Pouring Pump Pad
Planting New Pump
Planting New Pump
The people of Maraban Shamaki Angwan Eggon, Nigeria thank
John Ellis (West Vancouver, BC)
The Water Team (West Vancouver, BC)

For helping them replace their worn-out pump and repair their well
Latitude: 8.86049 Longitude: 7.81716
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The leadership and entire membership of Maraban Shamaki wishes to appreciate Lifewater for drilling wells and rehabilitating wells in our community so there would be potable drinking water for our people.

Before this work, our people -- most especially the women -- used to cross Keffi-Abuja Highway to get drinking water or the used to go get the water from where animals also drink. For the past decade, our community has highly suffered before getting safe water to drink. We highly appreciate your efforts and concern for us.

May the almighty God reward you abundantly for elevating us from this hardship.

Timothy Alu,

Community Leader

Project Summary

Maraban Shamaki is in Nigeria's Nasarawa State. This community on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory but is strangely cut off from many basic social amenities, including safe water. 

Residents had to cross a busy highway, or depend on a seasonal water hole, for their drinking, cooking, and carrying out other domestic chores. They were always at the mercy of diarrhea, cholera, and all manner of other water-borne diseases that sometimes result in death.

Lifewater Canada donors funded the replacement of hand-powered pumps on three broken-down wells, including this one, and the drilling of one new well.

Now, the people of Maraban Shamaki have access to safe water with ease. They are living with good health, and children are attending school regularly because they are healthy and don’t need to spend lots of time each day fetching water.

Well Details

Project Completed: 2022-01-22 Well Depth: 91 ft.
Depth of Water: 16.40 ft. Casing Diameter: 4.00 in.
Screen Length: 0.00 ft. Developed By:
Development Time: Well Yield: 7.00 gpm
Disinfection: 24.00 hrs. Handpump: Afridev
Water Colour: Clear Water Odour: None
Turbidity: Clear Taste: Good
Nitrate: Bacti Test:
Iron: pH: 10.900

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

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