Salesians facilitate access to clean water in Nigeria
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Nigeria have facilitated access to safe drinking water to five communities, in the “Clean Water Initiative” project.
Accomplished through a partnership with Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of SDB, the initiative has involved the sinking of boreholes that will provide clean water to communities in Southeastern Nigeria including Alaenyi, Umuaju, Bagbe, Nsasak Afaha and Neke.
In a report shared with ACI Africa, on Wednesday, the 9th of December, the leadership of the Salesians says:
“Due to geographic conditions, there is very little potable water in this region. People—mostly women and children—are forced to travel long distances to access clean water for their daily needs or rely on rain and river water, which can sometimes be contaminated.”
The new boreholes will provide clean water, reduce outbreaks of waterborne diseases and eliminate the need for travelling hours each day in search of water, officials of the New York-based agency said in the December report.