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Well Project in Unguwan Kanawa, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Operation Blessing International - Living Water Projects: Nigeria
  • Dedication: December 2, 2013
  • Village: Unguwan Kanawa, Fake District, Kaduna State
  • Plaque Inscription: Sponsored by small beginnings BIG RESULTS
    In Honor of Rev. Carolyn Gilbert with Missionaries with the Vision in San Antonio, Texas
  • Approximate population of the village: 700
  • Number of beneficiaries of this project: 700
  • Closest water source before this project: Before receiving the new well, the villagers fetched their drinking water from a big river about 2 km (1.2 miles) from the community.
Descripton of the Project: The Living Waters team installed a new pump well in a central location for the villagers to have easy access. A concrete floor was also built around the well to provide a designated wash area.

Descripton of the village & people:  Unguwan Kanawa village is small, but the people are very friendly. They are farmers and rear animals. They grow maize (corn) as their staple crop.
Description of the well dedication:  The program started with a prayer by Mustafa Abdu, who said the presence of the Living Water well in village is a welcome relief because, over the years, the village has suffered acute shortage of water thereby forcing the community to drink potentially unsafe water from a river shared with animals.

Mai Unguwa Ibrahim Kurmi said, "This gesture will remain memorable in the life of the community. The entire community expressed their profound joy and happiness to God, and the donor for bringing hope and comfort after being abandoned by the local government authority that never made an effort to help us."

Pastor Nadabo Sani prayed over the well as he dedicated it to the glory and honor of God. About 59 people attended the well dedication.

Hygiene Lecture: After the dedication, Pastor Nadabo gave a hygiene lecture for those present at the well site. He talked to them about the need to take good care of the well and its environment. They were also encouraged to store their drinking water in a clean container at home after fetching from the bore well. They were all happy and excited about the information.

Outreach and number of salvations: An outreach was scheduled for Christmas.
 
More expressions of appreciation:

Mai Unguwa Ibrahim Kurmi, village chief , expressed his profound gratitude for the blessing of the clean water, saying, "I am happy today for this gift of a well. Thank you. God bless you for the love shown to our community."

Fatimatu Musa, village resident:  "We are grateful to you. All the women and children of this village are the victims of water scarcity, because, we are the ones that go looking for water for our domestic use. Therefore, we thank you very much for giving us clean water. God bless you!"
 
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