New hand pump
New hand pump
Old swampy water source
Old swampy water source
Children collecting water
Children collecting water
The People of Apawu School and Village, Nigeria, thank
CISVA: Blessed Sacrament School (Vancouver, BC)
The Water Team (Vancouver, BC)

For helping them get safe drinking water

A message from the community

Dear Sir, Madam We wish to sincerely show our appreciation for the long and difficult work your people did to help us with water. We thank God that this has taken place and our people can now be safe from diseases gotten from bad source water. May all who gave to make this work happen be blessed. Ariko Shehu Secretary

Some community details (provided by our in-country partners)

Apawu Afo village is about 49 miles from the Kokona township junction in the Keffi area of Nasarawa State of Nigeria. This community is settled by the Afo tribe who are predominantly subsistence farmers. Apawu has a population of about 600 with the little primary school of about 150 pupils drawing children from the surrounding villages. The school comprises of three classroom blocks. Kids sit on hard benches all through the day. Their sources of water are two little water holes/puddles about 1 miles from the center of the village. The government had a plan to provide water, but that has not materialized yet. Ours was a very difficult process that took a longer time. There are lots of rocks in this community making the work very hard. But hopefully this handpump should help a lot especially with the school children who do not have to walk too long for water every morning.

Well Details

Project Completed: 2009-02-15 Well Depth: 58 ft.
Depth of Water: 15.00 ft. Casing Diameter: 6.00 in.
Screen Length: 14.00 ft. Developed By: Other
Development Time: 8.00 hrs. Well Yield: 2.80 gpm
Disinfection: 24.00 hrs. Handpump: India Mark II
Water Colour: Clear Water Odour: None
Turbidity: Clear Taste:
Nitrate: 0.500 mg/L Bacti Test: Negative
Iron: 1.100 mg/L pH:

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

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