The Fresh Water For Ozzuh Village Project

Borehole Well with energy station and storage tank to supply 11,000 Nigerians with potable water.

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Funds raised will be used to drill a borehole well and water storage tank, construct a water collection area and distribution system, all powered by solar, for the villagers of Umunnachi.

The Friends of Ozzuh are a small band of spirit-filled, big-hearted people, determined to make a positive difference in the world by doing something significant for their fellow human beings. They’ve done their research and are determined to raise enough money to accomplish their mission. This is your chance to be a part of this tremendous effort! 

The Villagers.

Ozzuh, located in Umunnachi Town, Dunukofia, Anambra State, Southeastern Nigeria, is a thriving village of about 11,000 residents. People of all ages work, play, buy, sell, study, pray and share with each other in Ozzuh. The village is governed under Umunnachi, one of the six towns that make up the ancient Dunukofia clan from which the local government was created. Ozzuh is home to friendly people of all ages, with schools, churches and a thriving marketplace.

Clean water = improved sanitation and health.

Ozzuh’s wells and ground water dry up during the dry season and the villages must walk great distances to bring water in by hand or hire water tankers to haul water in. Unfortunately, hand-carrying water is extremely laborious and limiting, and filthy water tankers are invariably contaminated with everything from dysentery to cholera. The people of Ozzuh need an abundant, year-round supply of fresh, clean water.

Renewable & environmentally responsible.

Solar is the preferred, proven technology for this type of project in this type of environment since electricity to the village is very erratic and gasoline or oil-powered generators produce quite a bit of noise and air pollution. Contact the Friends of Ozzuh

Support This Fundraiser!

Don't miss the upcoming "Zumbathon" at Casas Church in Oro Valley. Have fun, get in shape, meet awesome people and raise money for the Friends of Ozzuh's Well Project. $20 entrance fee goes directly to the project. Additional donations welcome. Buy tickets at the door on October 12 from 2-5 pm or purchase them online here. Donations can also be made online. You can also call Sal Orlando: 520-906-7670 to purchase tickets, make donations or find out more about the project.

Oro Valley's Great American Playhouse will hold a special fundraising performance of their Christmas show "We're No Angels" on December 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Door open at 5:15 pm. Please consider spending $25 per ticket to help out a great cause. Seats can be purchased here or at the Great American Playhouse box office. The cost above the normal $17.95 ticket price will go towards the Friends of Ozzuh's Well Project.

What or Who is Ozzuh?

Ozzuh is a small village in Nigeria, Africa. It is where children play and families work, and water is in extremely short supply. It is where a borehole is desperately needed to provide clean and safe water for the children to survive.

Why is clean water such an issue?

Clean water has become increasingly inaccessible to a vast majority of people in our world. According to the World Health Organization, there are 2.2 million deaths related to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene every year. The great majority of these deaths are children.

What are the Friends of Ozzuh's Well doing?

We are trying to raise enough money to dig a borehole, tower and powered pump that will provide water for the entire village of Ozzuh for generations to come.

What is a borehole?

A borehole is a deep well that would provide enough water all year long for these village families to use. During much of the year there is a dry season, forcing people to travel distances to get water or hire water tankers to carry it. Unfortunately these methods for obtaining water usually result in water that is filthy, unfit for human consumption and contaminated.

How will the borehole help the village?

Sinking a borehole will provide a sustainable, long-term source of sustainable, life-giving water, free of waterborne contaminants and diseases like cholera and dysentery, for the current and future villagers of Ozzuh.

Backers (12)

  1. Alice Brown 
    11 months ago
    73
  2. Philip Rose 
    2 years ago
    10
  3. Philip Rose 
    2 years ago
    100
  4. George  
    3 years ago
    200
  5. George  
    3 years ago
    200
  6. George  
    3 years ago
    200
  7. George  
    3 years ago
    200
  8. George  
    3 years ago
    100
  9. George  
    3 years ago
    100
  10. George  
    3 years ago
    100
  11. George  
    3 years ago
    100
  12. Philip  
    3 years ago
    10

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