Grassroots Access to Water Initiative (GAWI) is a charitable trust dedicated to helping the grassroots escape from extreme poverty, diseases, famine and conflicts caused by living without safe portable water, community hygiene and farmland irrigation.
GAWI works in Nigeria as a non-profit, non-political and non-governmental organization to help establish sustainable water supplies, while engaging in civic advocacy to ensure the poorest women, vulnerable and minority populations are strongly favored by government policies and initiatives.
The initiative’s object speaks to issues of local Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector and advocating its inaccessibility by the grassroots, bringing together the talents and experiences of corporate professionals and human rights crusaders to work out effective and sustainable solutions to the unequal distribution of portable water.
GAWI is borne out of the combined passions and commitment of talented human rights and church workers to change the deplorable status quo of grassroots ‘No Water’ in rural and slums through advocacy and self-help projects. Since 2007, GAWI has advocated rights to access clean water for the poorest people, especially the womenfolks, while promoting good and participatory governance, accountability, and sustainable administration of grassroots projects.