Northern Nigeria Borehole Project
Seven Northern States
Status: Currently Underway
Project Managers: Name Withheld for Security and Baker Hill
A pastor in Kaduna directs a rural medical project operating in several of the northern states, using doctors and nurses who are members of his church. They had the idea of drilling boreholes with pumps in four selected villages that are plagued by unhealthy drinking water.
In Kiriya, Adaho, Gulbedu and Hyalimoli there are newly-planted Baptist churches with brand new believers. In these villages people don’t have good drinking water. The consequences are deadly diseases like cholera, typhoid fever, guinea worms, bilharzia and others due to having to drink contaminated water. The pastor and his team wanted to do something to help.
He contacted well drillers who agreed to drill each borehole for about $850 USD, and these funds have been provided by NFW. The drillers did the geophysical surveys for all four villages, and hope to begin drilling as soon as the coronavirus lockdown is over in Nigeria.
In 2022 NFW sent funds to provide boreholes in four more villages that needed clean accessible water.