Due to increased demand, GVE in collaboration with Bank of Industry Nigeria & UNDP deployed the second phase of Onono project to serve 300 additional households.
Onono-Anam is a landlocked community at the bank of the River Niger with GPS Coordinates 6.198oN, 6.764oE located in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State Nigeria.
The Community is approximately two hours away from the cities of Onitsha or Awka (off Aguleri Junction, Onitsha/Adani Road) and about 10 minutes away from Asaba by boat.
Onono has agriculture and petty trading as its prevailing economic drivers.
The community has a total estimated population density of about 500 houses.
The community is serviced by schools, churches, artisan wells, police post and a health centre as social amenities with limited mobile telecom access.
The predominant means of transportation within the community is by foot or motorbikes.
Quite a handful of inhabitants have access to electricity through petrol-powered generators while the rest are at the mercy of kerosene lamps, candle lamps, firewood etc.
The average cost of petrol in Onono is N180.00 (100% costlier than open market rate) while the average cost of kerosene is N250 (350% costlier than open market rate).
The major challenge facing economic development in the community is the lack of electricity access for residential and commercial activities most importantly for the processing of agro-produces before taking them to the market.