A Green Scene: Borehole repairs and tree-planting in a greening of northern Nigeria.

Cause page created in the Community category by Tasneem Mohammed for "To raise funds for boreholes and other sustainable projects in Nigeria for Lovatt Foundation"

$12,975 of $15,000 goal
Given by 126 generous donors in around 11 months

Changing lives - one at a time.


I have been raising funds to help repair boreholes in Borno Nigeria so that children can have access to clean water. I have also agreed to support the planting of trees a project which has progressed slowly for last three years.

The funds raised will go towards Lovatt Foundation.Org which was established in May 2015 by a New Zealand poet and teacher Fiona Lovatt , who has lived and worked with women and orphans in Nigeria since 2011.

Lovatt Foundation .Org is a charity which delivers high value, grass-root level, long-term projects in the red zone of Northern Nigeria. It has grown from setting up one orphanage for 30 children (of troubled Borno) to what it is today. Current projects include ‘COB’ – Children of Borno, ‘Gidan Almajirai’ Scholarships, the RUMBU Program, Tree Planting and Boreholes, to name just a few. Every penny goes a long way as the collective does not get paid, nobody draws a wage for the work.

To find out more about Fiona and the amazing work she does with the foundation please visit her website and FB page.



Tasneem Mohammed's involvement (page creator)

I am a Librarian and my first little project with Fiona was to find book donations for her "Books without Borders"project in 2008. Since then I have followed her work in Nigeria and once again I am getting the opportunity to assist.

Use of funds

Many damaged boreholes exist in the community. Funds will go towards repairs to provide safe access to water for poor families and income for local tradesmen. Lovatt Foundation.Org is involved in many other grass root projects.

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$15 per tree   8 April 2021

Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed

Last month we send $170 towards the greening project. Alhumdulillah  strong NZ currency meant a total of 15 trees were planted. Visit to see the progress:


$15 NZD will go a long way in Nigeria.

The financial contributions pay for

* The trees

* The cages to protect the trees

* The transport

And then volunteers plant the trees.

Here was the message from Sr Fiona

"Salaam alaykum sis,

A beautiful avenue of mangoes has been planted by a community in need of the shade and fruit,dust reduction, soil conservation and the free AC and joys of a  tree, Masha Allah.

This is a beautiful project. Sadaqul jariya"

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Insha 3 days ago
Mohammed Abdul Aziz khan
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Jazakallah for your work Aunty.
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Tasneem Mohammed

Jazak Allah khairan for your contribution ❤

Tasneem Mohammed
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Tasneem Mohammed

Jazak Allah khairan for your contribution ❤

Tasneem Mohammed
Sakina on 19 Mar 2021
Tasneem Mohammed

Jazak Allah khairan for your donation 🥰❤😘

Tasneem Mohammed

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