Improve health and reduce poverty levels in sixteen communities by constructing 20 hand-dug wells fitted with pumps, and to build four KVIP toilets in schools to improve sanitation and reduce disease in Twifu.
The main problem of the identified project communities is poor health of the people. In the absence of portable water supply and sanitation facilities in the project communities, the rate of death associated with the ten most common diseases, which are preventable, has increased steadily in the last five years. Infant mortality rate is presently high. Seven out of every ten deaths result from diseases such as Malaria, Severe Diarrhoea and Upper Respiratory Track infection.
To solve the present problems, the proposed project's main goal is to increase health awareness on personal hygiene and environmental cleanliness, including other preventable diseases through public education in the sixteen identified project communities.
The project will improve the quality of life for people, and reduce poverty, morbidity and medical expenses. Clean water will be made available, as well as good hygiene awareness to 5000 people of the project communities.
Most of the time I am sick and out of school because of the water we drink and share with domestic animals. I am happy that my community would now have clean water through this project. - Victor Yaw Obeng, 12 year old school boy in one of the communities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $20,392
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $53,608
Total Funding Goal: $74,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
C/R THLD District,