The majority of the people of Ibong Okpo Eto community are very poor. They engage in subsistence farming growing oil palm, plantain, bananas, cassava and a host of crops that do well in the region.
With the borehole in the community, processing harvested palm fruits and cassava is now conveniently done under better sanitary conditions. Furthermore, the time taken to get clean water for domestic and other uses has been cut down considerably freeing up more time for them to engage in other economic and social activities.
The borehole was constructed by CPMC Ibong Okpo Eto community in 2018 to help the villagers without a clean source of water for domestic use. The other sources of water in Ibong Okpo Eto are streams and ponds. These are unreliable especially in the dry season when there isn't enough surface water.