Who we are

SAVE THE SLUM INITIATIVE is a private non-political, non-profit organization created in 2017 as a response to the current need to improve the life of people living in slums and local communities across Nigeria.

We are managed by independent non-partisan indigenous professionals with experience in various fields of WASH, Empowerment, Health and Education. Our team has unrdergone special trainings in humanitarian sectors, community development and intervention programmes.

What we do

Supply of safe water for drinking, cooking, household cleaning and personal hygiene.

Disease surveillance and vigilance on water quality and sanitation practices.

Hygiene promotion, mobilization and education of safe hygiene, as well as ensuring people are WASH compliant.

Provision and maintenance of toilets which are safer and can be used by all genders at all times.

Why it's important

Without adequate sanitation, safe water and hygiene, the health and well being of a society suffers with significant consequences for social and economic participation and development.

Slum is defined as an urban settlement which lacks basic amenities such as water, access to health care facilities, educational infrastructures, employment and many others.

Water is one of the basic necessities of life. Safe water is especially critical for children, who are the most vulnerable to water-related diseases. 

We work in impoverished areas to provide potable water and adequate sanitation to decrease illnesses, improve health, and lessen the burden on women and children by reducing the distance to water collection points.

In addition, sufficient water increases crop production and thus the ability of parents to adequately provide for their children with better nutrition and income from the sale of produce.

Sanitation programs also help communities obtain adequate supplies of safe water and sanitation facilities by drilling/repairing new/existing borehole wells, developing spring and rain water catchments, providing water storage, building community filtration systems, and constructing household latrines, refuse dumps, and surface water drainage systems.

"Over 1 billion people have no access to clean drinking water, and more than 2.9 billion have no access to sanitation services. The reality is that a child dies every eight seconds from drinking contaminated water, and the sanitation trend is getting sharply worse, mostly because of the worldwide drift of the rural peasantry to urban slums."
Marq de Villiers

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