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

  • 44 Boreholes to repair in Ramadan     16 April 2021 New
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    If boreholes are your thing ...then here is a list of 44 Boreholes that need repair and the plan is to complete in Ramadan. Please note some have ready been pledged for.

    1. $146 NZD - Paid for NZ Donor

    2. $114 NZD

    N31K

    mc2 Cylinder 30k

    Couplers 1k

    3. $154 NZD

    *N42k*

    mc2 Cylinder 30kPipes 12k

    4. $161 NZD PAID FOR

    5. $154

    *N41k*

    pipes 36k

    Oil seal 5k

    6. $183 PAID FOR

    7.$146

    *N40k*

    Oil seal 5kCylinder 25kPipes 10k

    8. $154

    *N42k*

    Bearings 10kRod 12k

    Pipes 20k

    9.$146

    *N40k*

    Cylinder =25kHand rod=15k

    10. $165

    *N45k*

    pipes =35kBearings = 10k

    11. $92

    *N25k*

    bolts & nuts=5kPipes =20k

    12. $117

    *N32k*

    Rods =12k

    pipes =20k

    13. $165

    *N45k*

    Cylinder =30k

    Nuts and bolt=5k

    Bearings =10k

    14. $110

    N30k

    hand rod=15kBearings =10k

    Nuts and bolt= 5k

    15.$183 PAID FOR

    16. $84

    N23k

    Pipes 20,000Couplers 1,000Control box 2,000

    17. $117

    N32k

    Cylinder 25,000Chain =7000

    18. $81

    N22k

    Bearings 10,000

    Rods 12,000

    19. $55  PAID FOR

    20. $92

    N25kHand rods 15,000

    Bolts 10,000

    21. $92

    N25k

    Pipes 20,000

    Oil seal 5000

    22. $95

    N26kBottom 21,000Oil seal 5,000

    23. $121

    N33k

    Cylinder 25,000Pipes 8,000

    24. $81

    N22kBearings 10,000Rod 12,000

    25. $168 PAID FOR

    26. $99

    N27kpipes = 10,400Chain & bearings =17,000

    27. $92

    N25k

    Cylinder =25,000

    28. $172 PAID FOR

    29. $63

    N17k

    Chain =7,000Bearings = 10,000

    30. $157

    N43kChain 7000bolts &.nuts= 5000

    Pipes =31,500

    31. $200 PAID FOR

    32. $117 PAID FOR

    33. $55 Paid for NZ Donor

    34. $146 Paid for NZ Donor

    35. SAFE paid

    36. SAFE paid

    37. $63 Paid for NZ Donor

    38. $92 Paid for NZ Donor

    39. $81 Paid for NZ Donor

    40.$55 Paid for NZ Donor

    41.$92 Paid for NZ Donor

    42. $73 Paid for NZ Donor

    43. $81 Paid for NZ Donor

    44. $99 Paid for NZ Donor

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  • $15 per tree      8 April 2021
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    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:

    https://www.facebook.com/428712887278790/posts/2039117502904979/

    $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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  • Greening of Borno - additional project     6 March 2021
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    Salaam to all our wonderful donors and supporters. Alhumdulillah we have continued to make tremendous progress in helping people get access to clean water through repairs to boreholes. These repairs have been done by locals so money has stayed within the community.

    Sr Fiona has alerted me to another project which she has been part of for 3 years.

    Here is her message below:

    HOW MANY TREES WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE PLANTED IN YOUR NAME.

    Please put "greening" in comments so we can allocate these funds to planting of more trees.

    Dear Sis

    Rahma Monguno and I have been working on the greening of Borno for the past three years. He currently has 10,000 trees making good progress in a nursery.

    Do you think people would like to pay for a tree,and it's protection from goats,to be planted as a sadaqa up jariya during the coming months.

    This is a project where loose change makes a lot of difference.

    Regarding the trees... $15 would pay

    * the nursery for a tree,

    * the people who build the protectors for the trees,

    * the transport to the locations where the people have agreed to water and care for the tree.

    All the money strengthens local green enterprise with dignity, AND we get trees in the sandy soil of Borno.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3872604812783240&id=100001012784766

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  • Dua for Donors     19 February 2021
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    Alhumdulillah we started with 19 boreholes to repair for Feb and got sponsors last week to bring it down to 12! Here are is the list remaining. If you are keen any amount to this page will help.

    Salaam alaykum sis,

    Our list grows shorter. I have received sums

    that total $520, and leave us with 12 more Boreholes for February.

    2x $ 92

    $ 99

    $118

    $125

    $143

    $172

    2x $183

    2x $191

    $193

    Sr Fiona

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  • Repair a Borehole a day in February 2021     11 February 2021
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    Lovatt Foundation Borehole repairs Nigeria - Feb 2021

    Salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatahu. Jazak Allah Khairan to everyone who donated last month.

    We have completed January, with one borehole repaired for every day of the month, and a new borehole for the masjid and recovering community. For updates and photos please visit: https://www.facebook.com/428712887278790/posts/1956357631180967/

    Once again we aim to repair a borehole a day during February Insha Allah.

    Seven have already been paid for (using the January surplus and a gift from elsewhere).

    So this is the remaining list:

    $ 55

    2x $ 92

    2x $ 99

    $110

    2x $118

    $125

    $143

    $154

    $172

    2x $183

    2x $191

    $193

    $202

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  • Repair a Borehole a day in January 2021     8 January 2021
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    Alhumdulillah we set ourselves a target to repair one borehole a day this January. We identified and put a call out for sponsorship of 29 different projects.

    19 have already been sponsored and work began. Please consider sponsoring one whole or part of the project.

    Here are the remaining projects waiting to be sponsored.

    10.

    Pipes 20,000

    Oil seal 5,000

    Bottom 21,000

    TOTAL N46K. $162

    12.

    Cylinder =25,000

    TOTAL N25K $88

    13.

    Chain= 7,000

    Cylinder =25,000

    Hand rod=15,000

    TOTAL N47K. $165

    15.

    Chain 7000

    bolts &knots=5000

    Pipes =31,500

    TOTAL N 43500. $153

    16.

    Rods=12,000

    Chain =7,000

    valve =36,000

    TOTAL N55K. $193

    17.

    Chain =7,000

    Cylinder =25,000

    TOTAL N32k. $113

    19.

    hand rod=15,000

    Bearings =10,000

    knots and bolt= 5000

    Oil seal 10,000

    TOTAL N50K. $176

    22.

    Chain =7000

    Pipes 10,000

    Control box 2,000

    TOTAL N19K. $67

    23.

    Pipes 15,000

    Bearings 10,000

    TOTAL N25K. $88

    24.

    Bearings 10,000

    Rode 12,000

    TOTAL N22K. $78

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  • Please share with others and donate     26 December 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    Once again I am putting a call out for donations to our give-a-little page.

    Just last week sister Fiona Lovatt messaged to ask funds to be sent earlier than the usual 20th of month due to unrest and pending another lockdown.

    Alhumdulillah I was able to send through a sum of $834.50 which you had all kindly donated.

    Her response was pleasing and the funds were immediately put to use.

    "Salaam alaykum sis,

    Alhamdulilah work is about to begin on 13 boreholes with the money you have sent."

    "Salaam alaykum sis,

    The need for water is so pressing that our team have worked into the night to complete as much as they can as quickly as they can. Their hearts are really with the people.

    Four down.

    Nine to go.

    Insha Allah"

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  • Fiona Returns to Nigeria after months stranded in NZ due to COVID     27 November 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed

    Salam alaikum sisters and brothers Alhumdulillah for your continued contribution to repair boreholes in Borno. Good news is that Sr Fiona finally managed to return to her adopted home and the orphanage in Nigeria on Thursday October 22nd. Your last months contributions was immediately put to use and sister Fiona is able to provide all the updates herself. Here is a video of her welcome by the kids plus photos of the repairs being done. Please consider donating before end of November so we have funds to send through again on December 20. Please donate through the give-a-little page.

    Jazak Allah khairan.

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  • Borehole Repairs continues     23 October 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    This project has provided so much than just water that we have decided to continue to support it for bit longer. Repairs have been carried out by local tradesmen which has returned income to the families. Water has provided a vital resource to support good health, sanitation, cooking and farming!

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  • Your contribution brings joy and ease to many     16 October 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    To all the wonderful supporters of this project - your contributions have made huge difference in the lives of many children who spend numerous hours collecting water for their family needs. The repair of boreholes close to home has not only made this task easier but improved quality of their lives. We are continuing this project and really look forward to your donations in future. Please share widely.

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  • Repair boreholes in memory of Christchurch victims     24 August 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    Our goal for the coming month is to raise enough money to repair 51 boreholes as a balm to those who mourn and seek justice for the slain in the Christchurch massacre. The people of Borno know grief on this scale. The boreholes are a symbol of hands across the world, and provide much needed water for communities under stress.

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  • The prayers of the poor are a wonderful gift     16 August 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    We continue to require your help to support these orphans and many other children from this community with your generous donations. In July another 28 boreholes were repaired with your help. There is very little to send through in August.

    The help you give not only provides water but helps families in multitude of ways. It is a gift that improves health and hygiene, enables safe cooking and gardening, building by using the water to mix with other materials and gaining more time in the day when they do not have to trek for many kilometres to access water.

    We really seek your assistance in the next 4 days to raise another $500. Please share with friends and family to donate a small amount each to reach our target.

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  • 18 Boreholes repaired in July 2020     21 July 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    Funds raised through this page is already helping many on the ground in Borno. A total of 18 Boreholes have been repaired so far. The work has been carried out by local tradesmen putting funds for repair back into the local economy. Training is given at the same time to the young ones on the correct use and maintenance of the equipment at these water holes. We ask you to dig into your pockets for whatever amount you can to help reach out target of $10 000. We are only $1886 away. Please share with family and friends.

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  • Excitement and gratitude - Alhumdulillah     11 June 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed

    Alhamdulillah. This is the excitement and gratitude felt as more and more boreholes are repaired with the help of all your generous donations. I have many photos to share - private message me if you would like to see.

    Check out many other projects by

    https://www.lovattfoundation.org/

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  • Your $$$ are going a long way     5 June 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    There are more than 200 damaged boreholes in Borno needing repair. Your continued support has helped make a real difference in the lives of many. ❤

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  • Your $$$ are going a long way     5 June 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    Easy access to clean water is a something we expect without a second thought.

    In Borno children carry heavy loads a long way to homes especially when many boreholes are damaged.

    Your generous donations❤ are making life a little bit easier for many. Please continue to share this page with family and friends.

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  • The water is flowing and so are the smiles     27 May 2020
    Posted by: Tasneem Mohammed
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    Your donations have given us confidence and resources to continue the repairs of many damaged borehole pumps.

    Apart from the obvious benefits of having a functional water supply for many households, there is the advantage that 500 or more people won't need to be taking their daily water supply from the single-use plastic sachets that litter the ground all around. Reduction in litter is added to the list.

    www.lovattfoundation.org

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