Nearly half of the people in the world predominantly in Asia and Africa still live in rural spaces and are of low income population. The poor rural dwellers lack access to clean water supply and safe sanitation, which as resulted not only in diverse health challenges and economic costs but has also created wide gender gap and social inequalities across board of developments.
Inaccessible clean water and safe sanitation by low income populations will further widening the gender gap
This is the typical case of Mariwo Community. Mariwo, a rural community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State Nigeria that once serves as the farm settlement of the old western region is faced with diverse issues inhibiting her transition into a self-sustaining community. The rural community is faced with diverse social and economic challenges–the community has no school, no health center, no clean water source and no visible government presence.
The rural community is faced with diverse social and economic challenges–the community has no school, no health center, no clean water source and no visible government presence
The existing water structure in the community is nothing to write home about. The rural population of Mariwo now depend on contaminated local stream for drinking water especially in the dry season.
Pond where Mariwo Community inhabitants fetch drinking water
The rural community lack access to appropriate, cost effective and locally produced technology for their water, sanitation and hygiene needs except nature produced water via the rain. There have been several promises from their political representatives with nothing to show for it in return.
Drilling operation of Mariwo Borehole
As part of the infrastructural development of the ongoing project Mariwo Natural, a Borehole was dug for the community to provide clean drinking water for the dwellers. This intervention will reduce the risk associated with consumption of dirty water they have taken for long. The excess water from this borehole will also serve the community need for their farming activities during the dry season.
While reacting to this, the Onimariwo of Mariwo Kingdom, Oba Julius Adegoke couldn’t hide is heartfelt gratitude for this development reiterating the several failed promises they have gotten from their political representative when they are canvassing for the community support during electioneering campaigns.
Mariwo Community Clean Drinking Water
With this development, we are sure the community water related diseases will be no more and improved hygiene will hence forth show up in the community.