Life coach, investor and serial entrepreneur David Imonite jr has given the people of Makoko much needed relief materials.
Imonite jr who is the founder of the ''I Believe Foundation'' and his team gavethe inhabitants of the slum settlement the first batch of 500 units of water purifier and solar light provision LightWaterLife sustainable life kit donation on Monday, December 2, 2019.
The donation was made to the first set of beneficiaries in the presence of the traditional head of the community and other leaders.
A demonstration of the use of the kit was done for those present.
Each kit contains devices that provide clean drinkable water and a solar panel that powers two energy-saving bulbs and a football for the kids.
The people live on dark smelly water. There is no electricity. And they breed and inhabit in makeshift houses made of wood and planks. Colored water labeled clean is sold for N50 per bucket.
The environment is littered with refuse from different canals on its way to the sea.
The odor that pervades the community deeply offensive, yet the inhabitants live and breed there.
The donation of the LightWaterLife kit is part of a two-pronged approach by I Believe Foundation, which provides help to young, underprivileged and orphaned children as well as to deserving families in need, to take up the cause of Makoko.
The first is the provision of relief materials -seen as immediate needs and was acted on, on Monday – and the second is advocacy - in a non-confrontational manner seeking the best way to work together with government on a long term plan of making life better for the people of Makoko according to the Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer Morounrant Ashabi.
On her part, Foundation’s Director Reverend Mo Merriman-Johnson insists taking up the cause of a better life for the people of Makoko is an objective I Believe Foundation intends to see through because ‘’we have the heart to do good’’.
''And for as long as I live, this is something I intend to do'' she asserted.
Merriman-Johnson further disclosed that while the foundation explores avenues to work with the government, its primary focus at present is to provide much-needed relief materials such as the LightWaterLife kit to the people of Makoko.
A known name in the network marketing world, Imonite Jr disclosed that he founded the foundation to touch lives.