Paint 4 Love Launch

Paint 4 Love Launch

We launched our first paint4love campaign at Ebere Sonoiki’s birthday on Saturday March 26, 2016 at her home in Antioch CA. It was a beautiful, fun-filled and refreshing time! We are grateful to God for a very successful event!launched on Saturday March 26, 2016.

Paint4Love is a new campaign of The Truth Outreach; it is our way of sharing the joy, fun and skill of art with you and your loved ones. At the end of the instructor led session, you go home with a 16 by 20 canvas art painted by you, for you! We do this in the comfort of your own venue. By participating in this event, you help increase the survival rates of mothers and babies during childbirth in rural Nigeria. Ninety percent of fees will cover the cost of painting materials and ten percent will go towards our projects. To book a session with us, contact us at

See some pictures from the day on Facebook.

The Truth Outreach is a Christian 501(c)3 organization dedicated to sharing the love of Christ via radio and public health outreach. To achieve this mission, we run two unique operations: TruthFM and True Wellness International. Our TruthFM app is available on all mobile platforms in all continents of the world; so search for us (TruthFM… one word), download and enjoy some refreshing and uplifting African Gospel. For more info about us, please visit or

Kwali Settlements Survey

Kwali Settlements Survey

Our initial contact with Kwali local government was our response to an article in Leadership newspaper online about settlements in its jurisdiction in dire need of water, back in June 2015. During the project that resulted from this plea, Adadu WASH, the people of the settlement communicated several of their daily challenges. Most notable is the poor access to health facilities which meant that most of their pregnant women have their babies at home.

In January 2016, we decided to look further into this feedback by deploying a survey in the settlements. We found that 9 in 10 mothers had their last deliveries at home under the supervision of untrained and unequipped traditional birth attendants; leading to 1 in 4 newborn deaths. We also found out that, the distance to delivery facilities and the misperception that only weak women seek non-traditional help during childbirth deter pregnant women in these settlements from delivering their babies in health facilities.

Some of the other findings are:
● 33% of the people surveyed have radios
● 0% of the people surveyed have electricity in their homes
● 0% of the people surveyed have television in their homes
● 77% of the people surveyed have mobile phones
● 72% of the people surveyed can read in a language
● 67% of the people surveyed are farmers
● 23% of the people surveyed are herdsmen
● 43% of the people surveyed have primary school education
● 32% of the people surveyed have secondary (high) school education
● 7% of the people surveyed have higher (tertiary?) school education
● 30% of the people surveyed make use of the clinic
● 25% of the people surveyed do not go to the clinic because it is too far

A direct result of this survey is The Happy Birthday Project designed by True Wellness to leverage key features of this community, and address the behavioural and service delivery challenges.

Adadu Wash Impact- 6 Months

Adadu Wash Impact- 6 Months

Six months on, we decided to check in on the borehole we provided to Adadu 1 settlement in Kwali local government, Nigeria. In June 2015, we responded to an article in Leadership newspaper online about settlements in Kwali Local Government that were in dire need of water.

We realized that the people benefiting from this borehole water were not only the residents of Adadu 1 settlement but residents of at least two nearby settlements, Adadu 2 and Fulani settlement.

The lines (queues) of women and kids at the site evidenced the impact that this clean water source has on the communities around it.

Adadu Wash Launch

Adadu Wash Launch

In June 2015, we provided clean water to Adadu community, a rural settlement with 500 inhabitants in Kwali Local Government Area close to Nigeria’s capital – Abuja. The primary source of livelihood for both men and women in the community is timber farming and trade. We responded to an article in Leadership newspaper online about settlements in Kwali Local Government that were in dire need of water.

Before this project, the community had two water sources, both of which are unhygienic for consumption. The first water source is a hand dug well which is located at the house of the community chief, and the second is a stream which is more than 30 minutes away from the community.


The stream, however serves the community more as the well dries out easily due to the harsh temperatures in Northern Nigeria. Furthermore, the stream, being a surface water source, is inadequately protected against different forms of contaminants including feces.


True Wellness International provided a hydraulic hand-pumped borehole in Adadu Community. Boreholes are holes drilled into the ground and completed by installing a vertical pipe (casing). The vertical pipes keep the borehole from caving, prevent surface contaminants from entering the borehole and protect any installed pump from drawing in sand and sediment. Finally, a filtration system is added to ensure that the water is good for drinking.

Also, notable on this project is the sole bad road which posed significant challenges. The youths in the community came out in numbers to manually level some gullies so the drilling truck could access the allocated land.


We worked very closely with the Kwali Local Government and the community leaders to execute this project.