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Nigeria Project

Alleviating suffering through clean water and clean cooking

Introduction to Nigeria

Learn more about how WorldServe partners with local communities in Nigeria to provide life changing clean water. 

Clean Water and Improved Cooking Stoves

Problem, Solution and how you can help.

The Water Problem

Lack of access to clean water is a big problem, but together it’s a problem we can fix one village at a time. For people in developing areas, gaining access to a clean water resource makes a dramatic impact in the quality of life for themselves, their family, and their community.  


Dirty water carries an incredible amount of diseases, bacteria, and contaminants. Diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio thrive in open pool water sources.


Women and children literally shoulder the burden of finding and collecting water everyday.  When hours of your day are spend finding, collecting, and processing water, there is so much less time for other productive endeavors. We want to see kids in school, families growing food, and women having the option to work.  


Time and time again, when accessing potential well locations, we encounter young girls at the nearest water pit. School and studying comes second to their family’s need for water. 

The Solution

We start by accessing the needs of each community and choosing the best water resource option. For the Nigeria Project, our goal is to install 100 hand pump wells at locations suitable for this type of water resource. Part of the assessment process for this project also involves adding a water well on or near the local church. 

With the help of our donors, we’ve had incredible success transforming communities through the gift of clean water.  

The Stove Problem

Constantly burning biomass (wood, farm waste, animal waste, agricultural left overs)  indoors is not good for your health or for the environment. This type of cooking method is highly inefficient.   


Being around a constant stream of smoke for hours each day is not good for your health. Imagine cooking indoors using a camp fire everyday.  The homes and huts community members live in are very small and have poor ventilation. Mothers have to be on high alert when cooking if their young children are around.  


Women and children are typically tasked with finding, collecting, and processing firewood.  When hours of your day are spent gathering the supplies needed to cook for your family there is less time for other productive activities. The sad reality is women run the risk of physical abuse when they venture outside their village. We want to see kids in school, healthy families and safe women and children.  


Having to constantly cut down trees to use as firewood is harmful to the environment. Overharvesting of wood degrades the land and contributes to climate change.

The Solution

Our goal is to provide 10,000 families an improved cooking stove. These high efficiency stoves use much less fuel and expel much less smoke. Our assessment team is working with local church leaders to identify households in need of a improved cooking stove.  

Join us and together we can make a difference!

If you would prefer to mail a check, please send a check to:

WorldServe International
RE216 Nigeria (Either 4211 Water or 4212 Stoves)
Po Box 8010
Erie, PA 16505

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