Our partnership with Gbawukuchi village began in May 2009. Team members from PSH visited the village during the inaugural PSH trip in 2008. While in Nigeria, we learned about life in Gbawukuchi village and decided to partner with the community in order to improve standard of living in the village. Much of our work in Gbawukuchi was done through a local church, Jesus The Redeemer. Our work in Gbawukuchi has resulted in implementing several projects.
In 2011, we conducted a baseline study and assessment to help us gain better insight into the socioeconomic status of the community. The results of the study will help define our strategy in Gbawukuchi village.
- * Partnership start date: May 2009
- * Location: Central Nigeria, about 23 miles outside Abuja - Nigeria's capital
- * Population: 700 to 1000
- * Average Family Size: 11
- * Main Trade/Industry & Source of Income: Farming and Firewood fetching
- * Major Food Source: Farming
- * Major Crops: Yam, Cassava, Rice, Guinea Corn, Melon, Groundnuts
- * Average Meals per day: 1
- * Access to Electricity: No
- * Access to Sanitary Latrines: No
- * Closest Market: Kabusa Market - 11km (~7 miles)
- * Closest City: Abuja - 37km (~23 miles)
- * Access to Roads: No
- * Nearest school: Ketti Primary School - 4km (2.5 miles). UBE Secondary School - 11km (~7miles)
- * Access to water: Stream
- * Closest Clinic: Ketti Primary Health Center (Not functional) - 4km (~2.5 miles)
- * Most Prevalent Sicknesses: Malaria, Skin diseases due to poor hygiene, Malnutrition associated diseases like Kwashiorkor and Ma
- * Governance: Local Village Chief
In Gbawukuchi and Takalafia, Poverty Stops Here built two hand pump wells and one motorized well, sensitized the community about the importance of developing good sanitation habits, disbursed about $45,000 in microloans, and funds an education program for more than 450 children in both communities.
Please see out Project List to see what our future plans are