Release Date: Wednesday, 28th December, 2022
EnvironFocus is pleased to announce the grant awarded to us by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. This grant will support our Safe Drinking Water Project (SDWP) in Nigeria, and will assist us in providing and installing 10 Lifestraw Max units in 10 Nigerian hospitals in the Niger Delta region. We are grateful for this opportunity and support from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.
One Lifestraw Max is able to serve up to 2000 people per day, so the provisions of 10 Lifestraw Max will serve up to 20,000 people per day in the different hospitals. Each Lifestraw Max can provide up to 180,000 liters of filtered water before the filter cartridge needs to be changed. The filtered water will be free of viruses, bacteria, parasites, and microplastics. The Lifestraw Max includes an advanced carbon filter that reduces lead, chlorine, and other chemical contaminants.
Universal, affordable and sustainable access to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) is a critical public health issues within the international development construct. It is a social determinant of health and hence has a social impact measurable by the health and wellness of people and communities.Obie Agusiegbe, CEO & Founder of EnvironFocus
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange are a congregation of Catholic women who share a common foundation and mission with thousands of Sisters in St. Joseph congregations throughout the world. Like the time of their founding in 17th century France, the Sisters of St. Joseph today act with bold faith, take risks to address the ills of society, adapt to the needs of the time, and offer a compassionate presence to the people they serve. To learn more about the Congregation, please visit their website.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. Many people in the world experience water stress, degraded water ecosystems, and unmet drinking water, sanitation and hygiene needs. Without proper sanitation there is risk for unnecessary issues, diseases and possibly death. By providing proper equipment these issues are easily preventable.
The Safe Drinking Water Project (SDWP)
The Safe Drinking Water Project (SDWP) hopes to combat these challenges by providing safe and sanitary drinking water to communities in Nigeria. This includes everything from drilling and laying pipes, to sanitation and hygiene education, as well as providing filtration systems.
We have proudly been able to serve 12,000 people per day based on distributed Water Filtration Systems, provided 2 villages with access to underground water supplies (via borehole), and assisted 10 hospitals. We are grateful to the Sisters of St.Joseph of Orange for their support as we are now able to assist 10 more hospitals in the Niger Delta region.
If you would like to learn more about the project please visit our SDWP website, our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) magazine post, and the story of Nigerian teacher Fatima Rumah and her impact at her school.
If you are able to, please consider donating here.
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EnvironFocus is an environmental management and sustainability services firm with a social enterprise outlook established in 2010. We use an ecosystem approach to solving your sustainability issues. Our focus is on improving the sustainability performance of organizations and communities through compliance and proactive measures including those that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
We provide transboundary sustainability solutions to organizations and communities including but not limited to:
- ESG Consulting and Reporting Services
- Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments
- Safe Drinking Water Project (SDWP)
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- EnvironBuzz Magazine
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