The Water Action Month is an initiative of End Water Poverty – A coalition of Civil Society Organizations and NGOs working to end water poverty in their respective countries. In March, members of the End Water Poverty Coalition, celebrate to contribute to the global advocacy around World Water Day, led by UN-Water, on 22 March. End Water Poverty members are so passionate about it that the entire month of March is dedicated to taking action to stand together and call for a better and more sustainable water future!
The month of global action in March provides a platform for organizations and communities to stand together with one common voice; advocating for change and a world where no one is left behind, and everyone has their rights to water and sanitation realized.
As a member of End Water Poverty Coalition, Hope Spring Water Charity Foundation embarked on a “Walk for Water” along the streets of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The walk, which commenced on 16th of March 2018 at Apo Shoprite Shopping Mall had other local NGOs – PickThatTrash and PHAAE – as partners. The aim of the walk was to sensitize people in the Capital City of Abuja, of their human rights to a clean and safe water close to homes.
Nigeria is at the brink of a water, sanitation and hygiene crisis. About 60 million people in Nigeria are currently living without adequate access to water; Over 120 million people do not have a decent toilet and about 47 million people practice open defecation. In our quest to end this ugly trend, the Walk for Water encouraged Nigerians to hold the government accountable to provide access to clean water at homes.
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