created by Luc Lagouche, the director of Buffalo FC, chose the home town of
his cook Reuben, to begin a project of rural
This village, called Etteh, is located in Enugu State,
in the southeast of Nigeria, in a region populated mostly by the idoma
It is about the
rehabilitation of the water supply
in the village.
Indeed, the installations which existed in the village before were very
dilapidated. Pipes and reservoirs could'nt be used any more. The women had to
get up in the middle of the night, climb by a small difficult path up to the
remote spring in the top of a mountain, queue up
to fill their basins (the pressure of the water being very weak), then come
down with their heavy load on the head.
We thus decided to
recondition pipes and reservoirs.
The water then became more accessible and can be stored during the night,
what reduces considerably the time lost during the long
walking and during the
filling of the pots.
This project allows reducing considerably the duties
of the women.
They have henceforth more time to take charge of their house and their
Some even take advantage of this new free time to take care of a small
workshop providing incomes for the family.
Their small daughters, who used to accompany them to fetch the water,
can now more easily go back to
Women taking water from the new reservoir
The financing of the water project was
covered by the contributions of the members of
the association and by the fund raising
activities within the French school of Kano.
Indeed, a painting exhibition of local artists
and a raffle were organized. Profits were given
to the association.
The villagers were also mobilized with the help of
the local authorities. So the project was the project of everybody around ,
not a simple charity action for non active recipients who
could just sit and watch…
Here above is a small example
of a micro project which was realized with the support of the association "
A Human Rainbow ".
Other projects can also be achieved in the future, as the renovation of the
school and rehabilitation of the small health centre in
the village, to improve still a little bit
more the conditions of life of the children and their families...
Just let us help them
together today for a better tomorrow...
Chidren carrying home some
pots full of water for the daily needs
The opening ceremony of
the small dispensary in the village
Children in front of the
school in a very bad shape