Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa with an estimated population of 155,215,573 million. Most people live in rural and semi rural areas throughout the country. Data confirms that respiratory infections, malnutrition, diarrheal diseases and sexually transmitted diseases are the cause of major health problems responsible for high rates of infant and maternal mortality in the country. Current health statistics also indicate that most rural and semi urban areas in the country suffer from the lack of accessible and clean water needed to eliminate the possibility of developing diseases from contaminated water.
To address the lack of water accessibility within Kaduna and Zamfora States in Northwest Nigeria, EnterpriseWorks, a division of Relief International (RI/EWV), developed a proposal and received support from the Arthur Guinness Fund to work with a local NGO, SOSAI Renewable Energies, to establish and develop a marketing network across the Northwest States in Nigeria.
Nigeria - Current Programs
Nigeria: Household Water Filters for Low-Income Families
To provide the opportunities to address diarrheal disease problems at household level of the rural and semi-rural communities. Learn More...