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Hope Spring launch first crowdfunding page to provide Nigerian village with clean water

Written by Samantha Lade, Donr

Published on Thursday, 28th June 2018

Hope Spring launch exciting crowdfunding campaign to provide clean water to Nigerian village

Hertfordshire-based charity Hope Spring have launched their first ever crowdfunding campaign in a bid to change the lives of many women and children in a rural Nigerian village.

Using the new crowdfunding platform 'donr Crowfunding', the campaign went live at the start of Small Charity Week (18th June), and is expected to conclude in mid-July.

The clean water charity is aiming to raise £500 from the campaign, to build a well for the water-poor Nigerian village Gaa Dare.

Temi Odurinde, Hope Spring Trustee, said: 'The village could really do with having a clean water source, such as a well or borehole in their community.

'At present, the villagers of Gaa Dare have to walk several miles daily to fetch water from neighbouring villages.'

On average, the women and young girls of Gaa Dare carry 16-21 litres (16-21 Kg) of water on their heads, several times a day, usually in the morning and evenings.

Recent research from the UN has also discovered that astonishingly, women and girls spend 40 billion hours a year collecting water in sub-Saharan Africa. 

A well or borehole in the Gaa Dare community would significantly reduce time spent carrying water, freeing the women to the use their time for more productive endeavours such as commerce, and freeing the young girls to go to school.

Hope Spring are expecting their crowdfunding campaign to reach the halfway mark this weekend.

They are now inviting their supports and the general public to help make their first crowdfunding campaign a success by donating generously, if they can.

Hope Spring's crowdfunding page can be found here. More information about Hope Spring and their approach to water poverty is available on their website.