communities of Bauchi State for the instance of the leadership of
WaterAid Nigeria, a civil society organisation, CSO, and it was
discovered that in these rural communities were men, pregnant women,
youth and children whose appearance evoked sympathy.
source of water for the villagers and animals to drink from. For the
villagers, it’s a choice-less situation; it’s the only way of staying
alive; it didn’t matter if water borne diseases become their constant
the stream to fetch water and discover that goats have come ahead of us
to drink, what we do is to fetch the surface that we believe the mouths
of the goats touched and pour it away, then proceed to fetch our own,”
said Rahal Bitrus, one of the women in Taran.
surface and fetch our drinking water even though we know there are
consequences, but we are left with no option.
fever and very painful urine, but we still go ahead and drink it to stay
water we are talking about, and, of course, it is affecting our lives,
economy and even our children’s education.
look for water before going to the market and, by the time you go and
come back, on getting to the market, some transactions would have been
made which you must have missed and sometimes we end up not going to the
market because we must have been late and prospective customers gone