Nigeria is a Country in West Africa, bordering the Atlantic and the countries of Benin, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. With over 190 million inhabitants, it is by far the most populous country in Africa. Unfortunately, there are often violent ethnic conflicts between the Muslim North and the Christian majority south.

Despite high revenues from the raw materials industry and stable economic growth rates from six to seven percent, Nigeria is only ranked 152 out of 188 countries in the human development index (HDI 2015). The oil wealth of the country benefits only a small elite: favoritism, corruption and distribution conflicts are part of everyday life. About two-thirds of people live in extreme poverty. The average life expectancy is one of the lowest in the world, it is only 52 years.

ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF PEOPLE LIVE IN EXTREME POVERTY. THE AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY IS ONE OF THE LOWEST IN THE WORLD, IT IS ONLY 52 YEARS.

The nutritional and health situation of many people is dramatically poor from birth: According to the World Bank, an average of 124 out of 1,000 children die before they reach five years of age. About 35% of the population has no access to clean drinking water. More than 70% of people do not have reasonable sanitation facilities. Only half of the population, especially in cities, is connected to the electricity grid. The power supply fluctuates strongly, due to the unreliability of the power stations and the frequently interrupted supply of primary energy. Electricity shortages are the order of the day, and many households are therefore often forced to use their own diesel generating units, which increases energy costs.

In Nigeria, there is usually no public water supply network, as is customary in industrialized countries.

DAKIE International e.V. is committed to the construction of solar systems as well as solar powered pumps for the electricity and water supply of hospitals to save lives in Nigeria.

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