Clean Water Initiative

The risk factors with unsafe drinking water supply, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene are second in contributing to the global burden of disease: Women and children are mostly victims. In northern Nigeria, only 30% of the population has access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. There are approximately 4 billion cases of diarrhea yearly causing 1.35 million deaths, almost 1.2 million children under the age of five, about 15% of all under 5 deaths in developing countries.

The Clean Water Initiative, supported by the ACT Foundation, is transforming lives across rural and underserved communities in Nigeria.

The initiative achieves this through the installation of boreholes in communities across Nigeria and capacity building on Water Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH) for women, children, and community leaders.

The Clean Water Initiative address the critical issue of water scarcity and sanitation by providing:

  • Reliable access to clean, potable water: In partnership with local communities, we ensure a sustainable source of fresh water for daily needs through strategically placed, electricity-powered boreholes.
  • Championing Improved sanitation facilities: Beyond access to safe water, the Clean Water Initiative promotes improved sanitation facilities, especially for children, women and girls. 
  • Essential hygiene education: We conduct workshops and training sessions for women, children, and community leaders, emphasizing the importance of WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) practices. This empowers them to maintain clean habits and promote long-term health within their communities.
  • Focus on Women and Girls: The Clean Water Initiative recognizes the challenges women and girls face due to limited water access. We create a ripple effect by empowering them with knowledge and resources, fostering healthier families and communities.


Impact In Action

In its first three years, the Clean Water Initiative reached over 150,000 people across 65 communities in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun, and Delta States. Currently, the initiative is active in over 90 communities across Nigeria.

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