Hope Spring Water International Charity
Hope Spring Water is and international water poverty alleviation charity, with head office based in Hereford, England, UK. We work within Sustainable Development Goal 6. We build boreholes and wells for communities in desperate need of access to safe, clean water. Our core focus is in West Africa, where we like to work with communities in need, to find a sustainable solution to their clean water access needs. Our work with communities does not end once we have helped them dig a well, or construct a borehole. We help them create a structure that will ensure the water source is well maintained and sustainable. We run workshops training on challenges faced by communities that has access to clean water, such as menstrual health hygiene, handwashing training and other essential basic training, that will ensure a healthy and sustainable community.
Hope Spring Nigeria MH Workshops
One of the fastest growing section of our work in Nigeria is our MH workshops. We run hundreds of workshops in many parts of Nigeria, including Abuja, Lagos, Ogun, Osun and other parts of the country. We get request from various intubations and organisation to run even more workshops. Our MH workshops are made possible by our pool of knowledgeable and helpful volunteers.
About Hope Spring
Hope Spring takes a no-frills approach to water poverty alleviation. That means every single pound donated to Hope Spring Water is spent on providing water to developing communities in Nigeria and other parts of Africa where we work.
We target our water poverty alleviation efforts in communities that are having difficulties accessing safe clean water. Our assistance to a community can be in the form of a well, borehole construction, or rainwater harvesting training. Our projects typically work in partnership with an institution of learning such as a school or a university, who deliver a sanitation and hygiene workshop as part of a project.
We help developing communities in Nigeria and countries in West Africa access safe, clean drinking water. Our approach to water poverty alleviation, places emphasis on reducing the hundreds of hours women and children spend fetching water. The more time children spend in school, the higher their chances of breaking the poverty cycle. Read more about Hope Spring Water.
Hope Spring was Constructed to be Different
In 2013, sustainable development and WASH (water sanitation and hygiene) advocate, Temi Odurinde and friends were discussing water poverty along with some of the other targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Despite the best efforts of governments and NGOs, many of the MDGs targets, especially in respect to clean drinking water provision in Nigeria, seemed to have been missed.
A year later, Temi Odurinde and Abbey Longe founded Hope Spring. Hope Spring was set up to help people in communities whose inhabitants live on less than $1.20 a day (World Bank’s definition of extreme poverty). Women and children in such communities often walk several miles a day to fetch water. By helping them to access water closer to home, the time saved by children is usually invested in education.
Our Aims & Objectives
Hope Spring aims to assist people and communities in poor, often remote areas in Africa to identify, develop and establish a sustainable source of clean water. It aims to alleviate poverty, as well as sanitation and hygiene challenges associated with lack of access to clean water. To achieve our aims, we are committed to the strategic objectives listed below.
Assisting communities to identify the most ideal source of clean water in or around their community
Funding or building a well or a borehole, where that is the most sustainable way to meet a community’s water challenge
Educating and providing information, and training developing communities in the importance of basic sanitation and hygiene
Emphasising the importance of educating children, the future leaders of their community
Working with other WASH NGOs and donor organisations to implement water related development projects
Undertaking school and community outreach projects to promote the importance of clean water and water conservation