NEO-TECHNICAL SUSTAINABLE DISTRIBUTION OF WATER SUPPLY TO IHITTE COMMUNITY, IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Water supply to communities is good, sustainable water supply to communities is better, Clean water using recent techniques is the best.

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

MartinKenneth Nig. Ltd.

Year founded

2007

Initiative stage

  • Established (the solution has passed the previous stages and demonstrated success)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $10k - $50k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1,000 - 5,000

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • Nigeria

Headquarters location: City

Minna, Niger State

Location(s) of impact

Nigeria: Minna Nigeria: Minna, Abuja, Owerri

Facebook URL

www.facebook.com/michael.ugom

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Water supply has been a challenge to rural communities especially clean sustainable water. Rural communities are often times poised with this huge challenge thus, forcing rural populace to walk miles sometimes kilometres to access water which might not be safe for them. This project targets communities with emphasis on Ihitte community of South Eastern Nigeria, which is faced with inadequate/No water supply, bad roads and inadequate power supply

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Effective and efficient measures geared towards ensuring sustainable distribution of clean water should be seriously adhered and judiciously adopted in order to save rural communities from this challenge with a measure to educate rural dwellers on the need for clean water consumption. MartinKenneth Nig. Ltd utilizes Geospatial techniques which encompasses Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) tool. This advanced technology uses innovative software for precise and swift decision making with a higher accuracy level thus, ensuring the best and most suitable location of Borehole for rural communities. Innovative Geospatial software such as ArcMap, ILWIS (Integrated Land and Water Information System), Google Earth and Geomatica Focus. This ensures a well organized map for efficient data delivery and resource utilization.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

MartinKenneth Nig Ltd has since its inception carried out great jobs in water distribution in rural communities as well as urban areas in Nigeria, with the hope and aspiration of working global. Youths of communities where projects were carried have benefited from work done by this company there. The youths comprising young men and women are being trained as ad-hoc artisans and engage in the activities of the company following the project at hand. Environment conservation in form of introduction of proper disposal channel for running water is imbibed.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

Long term sustainability is key and pertinent to the survival of any business or social enterprise. Measures aimed at sustaining this plan in a long term dimension include efficient saving and investment models, Grants from international bodies by virtue of a formidable and pragmatic business plan and model for exhibition. Earned Income 50% Individual donations or gifts 40% Corporate contributions 10%

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Data acquisition via Geospatial techniques will make our team stand out and more valuable.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

Great!!! sustainable clean water distribution is gaining waves now especially in developing countries of the world. Special thanks to Nestle Creating Shared Value and Ashoka. This is a great give back to not just rural communities but to humanity at a wider perspective.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Nestlé page or contact

Evaluation results

2 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 0%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 50%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 0%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 50%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 0%

2. Innovation

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 50%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Social and/or Environmental Impact

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 50%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

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4. Financial sustainability

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4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 100%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 100%

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Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

5. Potential to Scale / Replicability

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4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

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6. Organizational Leadership

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3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 50%

7. Potential for Creating Shared Value

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 50%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

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Photo of Maysoon Sharif

Hello, it appears you are very serious about making a positive impact in communities where clean drinking water is needed. You may need to better quantify your impact. The innovation side is not so clear. You are using known technologies to design the water supply systems.

You might consider looking at our initiative, AguaClara Reach. We have water treatment systems that are sustainable in rural, off-grid, and low-income communities. Let me know if you'd like to work together.

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Photo of Michael Ugom

OK
I would check on your company. Meanwhile, Geospatial techniques is a unique technological tool MartinKenneth utilizes to aid spatial decision support system particularly applicable in borehole drilling to ensure a smooth and higher accuracy level in locating appropriate location for aquifers as well as most suitable site in terms of accessibility and nearness to the rural communities.
Proximity of water facilities will be well appreciated by rural dwellers and benefactors of our project.

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Photo of Chris Vousvouras

Important work! Who are your customers: Governments, NGOs or communities? How do you ensure the long-term sustainability of the infrastructure you build?

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Photo of Michael Ugom

Thanks for your comment Chris Vousvouras 
Our customers have always been all the aforementioned (Governments, NGOs and Communities). MartinKenneth places special emphasis to communities, as they are at the receiving end to any neglect on the water sector.
Sustainable water supply is one of the best gifts to offer to mankind as water is literally said to be life plus clean water supply has both direct and indirect positive resultant effects on other sectors of human endeavour such as; health, agriculture, manufacturing among others.
In terms of sustaining this company's activities, a long term goal project is featured in the company's legal documents also, the company utilizes advanced unique technological tool such as Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing and always aspires to learn new techniques to wax stronger and provide an innovative and useful services in the long run.

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Photo of Michael Ugom

Thanks for your comment Chris Vousvouras 
Our customers have always been all the aforementioned (Governments, NGOs and Communities). MartinKenneth places special emphasis to communities, as they are at the receiving end to any neglect on the water sector.
Sustainable water supply is one of the best gifts to offer to mankind as water is literally said to be life plus clean water supply has both direct and indirect positive resultant effects on other sectors of human endeavour such as; health, agriculture, manufacturing among others.
In terms of sustaining this company's activities, a long term goal project is featured in the company's legal documents also, the company utilizes advanced unique technological tool such as Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing and always aspires to learn new techniques to wax stronger and provide an innovative and useful services in the long run.

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Photo of Lila Taheraly

Hey Michael,
I like your use of technology and your commitment to engage and train the local population to take over the water management. This is the only way to make a real long impact. Congrats.
Lila

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Photo of Michael Ugom

Thank you so much Lila Taheraly  It's a great thing Technology has been of tremendous help to this generation. It would be even greater if it is well utilized particularly in interesting sectors such as Water management and again impacting lives at the communal level is a great feat.
Thanks once again.

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Photo of Sudarshan Rangarajan

Hey Michael, Water is definitely an issue that plagues India too and quite a few similarities in our situations.
Good Application.

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Photo of Michael Ugom

Thank you Sudarshan Rangarajan