Nigerian Water Stories

Having a well nearby facilitates farming and livestock breeding.

The well removes the need to take the long walk to the river.

Emily Ademola runs a micro-vegetable garden, proceeds from the sale of the harvest support her family.

The well makes it possible to carry out many domestic tasks from the comfort of home.

A portrait of Emily Ademola.

The solar-powered well makes it possible to carry out activities that were previously impossible.

Children from the Maijala community collect water from the water station in their village.

A few snapshots of everyday life near the well in the Tudun Wada Bazza community.

The well in Waru, south of Abuja, has 18 taps across the neighbourhood to facilitate water access.

The well removes the need to take the long walk to the river.

A portrait of Goni Sheriff.

Goni Sheriff is pictured supervising two equipment units.

Goni Sheriff has the responsibility for monitoring daily operations at the plant.

A few snapshots of everyday life near the well in the Tudun Wada Bazza community.

The well makes it possible to carry out many domestic tasks from the comfort of home.

Workers at work on the construction of the Potiskum water plant in Yobe State.

Thanks to water, communities are able to breed animals more successfully and easily.

Herds come to drink at the collection point reserved for the Maijala community’s animals.

A portrait of Abdulkarihu Yau.

Abdulkarihu Yau lives in the village of Maijala and is a farmer, breeder and barber.