TRYAWCO is once again greeting all of you for helping us to reach this far with our project. The last three moths have been very challenging with work on the hand dug wells. However, we have been able to seal through with work on four additional hand dug wells almost completed. To complete this wells we need four hand pumps urgently to fit on the wells for the beneficiary communities to have access to clean water. The beneficiary communities are eager to see the wells completed before the dry season sets in.
Janet Boateng a 43 years old lady farmer in one of these communities is very anxious to see the hand well fitted with a pump in place before January 2012 to avoid the problems they go through during the dry seasons. Her hope and that of other women beneficiaries is to see this come true. We are therefore appealing to our cherish donors and friends to donate generously to make this possible.
Christmas is just around the corner and I just wanted to say "Thank U" & that....It's been a pleasure receiving your donations this past year for a good cause...Hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas Holiday &... A Happy New Year.
Greetings once again from TRYAWCO to our cherished donors, we hope all of you are in good health. We are also well and have been working hard since October last year to improve the lives of our people by providing clean water to the identified communities with your donations.
Work on the additional four hand dug wells that started in the last quarter has progressed steadily. Work on two of the wells has been completed and about 500 more people in two beneficiary communities are now accessing clean water. This has brought to a total of six hand dug wells completed with donations received from globalgiving, contributions from the beneficiary communities and TRYAWCO. More work still needs to be done to get to our target of twenty hand dug wells and four KVIP toilets before the close of 2011. We are therefore appealing for more donations from you, friends and family. Presently we need two hand pumps by the close of September 2011 to be fitted on two additional well almost completed with concrete lining. We therefore hope this immediate need of two hand pumps shall receive positive response with donations from you all.
All the children, the aged and women in the beneficiary communities are grateful to you all for donating to this project to make it possible for them to have access to clean water. Little Adjoa Doku, 8 years, and the brother Kweku Doku, 13 years, are overjoyed with the clean water facility they now have. To them, walking long distance searching for water especially in the dry season, which most times means th water will not be clean, would now be a thing of the past. They say thank you all.
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TRYAWCO CWPP-10: A young woman drawing water from one of the wells completed recently in the last quarter.
TRYAWCO CWPP-11: Seth on their project visit, drinking water from one of the wells to feel the taste.
TRYAWCO CWPP-12: Little Adoa Doku drinking water, which is being pump by the brother Kweku Doku from the new hand dug well provided to their community.
TRYAWCO CWPP-13: Seth and Jenni from Globalgiving UK admiring the people in one of the beneficiary communities.
During a field visit to Ghana, I recently had the opportunity to visit ‘Twifu rural women and youth concern’. We travelled for 4 hours starting from Accra at 5 o’clock in the morning to get the opportunity to visit this wonderful project working in rural Ghana. We met with Matthew Aidoo in their small office on a busy street in the small town of Twifo Praso. Matthew is an infectiously optimistic and enthusiastic project leader, a local farmer of Palm Oil who is committed to supporting his community through running TRYAWCO.
The organisation is currently raising funds to dig wells in isolated farming villages buried deep in the countryside, where farmers and their families have previously had to travel long distances to find clean water. We had the chance to visit two of these villages and see the work that has already been carried out thanks to GlobalGiving donations.
We arrived at the villages and were greeted by excited children on holiday from school, who spilled out of their simple village huts at the sound of visitors. They eagerly led us to their newly built water pumps and we walked, surrounded by leafy coco plants, down narrow overgrown paths to reach them. When we arrived at the pumps, the children were keen to demonstrate their new source of fresh clean water and took it in turns to display their pumping skills for us. The delight of the whole community at their new pumps was evident as the village elders spoke of how much more secure they felt in the knowledge that enough clean water to support their community was now just a short walk away. They also spoke of how they had noticed a reduction in the number of stomach illnesses that their children had experienced, even in the few short months that they had had the fresh water in their communities.
What is clear about the work carried out by Matthew and those at TRYAWCO is that GlobalGiving donations have had a direct impact in these rural communities. An impact that with continued support they will keep making in the 10 villages that still have limited access to clean water, marked out to gain access to wells and pumps when they have the financial means to do so.
If you have already donated, you can be confident that your donations have made a difference and that Matthew and his team are a safe choice for your continued investment.
Twifu Rural Youth And Women Concern is very happy to inform all our donors and potential donors that we are progressing in our work aimed at providing clean water to our people through their support. The past three months was so challenging but we were able to push through and we are happy to announce that we have been able to complete four of the six wells under construction and excavation work has also started on four new ones. Four communities with a population of about 1000 people are now accessing clean water from the four hand dug wells fitted with hand pumps. The beneficiary communities currently accessing clean water includes Kroafitaa where Vivian Oteng the school girl and other school children come from. These school children are very happy that they now have clean water in their own village and they will no more carry water almost everyday to the house from school. These children are very grateful to all our donors who make this possible. We once again thank our donors and look forward to receiving more donations from them and other potential donors.
Twifu Rural Youth And Women Concern is again thanking everybody who has show concern and donated to our project, we as well appealing to all potential donors to make their donations to enable us meet our project target of 20 hand dug wells and 4 KVIP Toilets before the close of December 2011.
The year 2011 has started with lot of activities within our project communities. As indicated in our last report, the donations received so far from Global Giving enabled us to procure the necessary materials to commence the construction of 6 hand dug wells. Work on the wells is going on steadily. To date excavation work has been completed on all the 6 well and concrete lining of the wells is on-going, three completed and ready to be covered with concrete slab, which shall later be fitted with the hand pumps. Hopefully 4 of the wells shall be ready by end March 2011 for target communities to access clean water.
The 6 hand dug wells when completed shall give access to clean water for 1500 people, we are therefore looking forward to receive more donations in the coming months for our project.
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TRYAWCO CWPP-6: Excavation work completed on one of the 6 wells under construction and ready for concrete lining.
TRYAWCO CWPP-7: Concrete lining completed on one of the 6 wells under construction and ready to be covered with concrete slab and fitted with the hand pump.
TYAWCO CWPP-8: Some parts of the hand pumps procured for the wells.
TYAWCO CWPP-9: The picture is showing Vivian Oteng and her other sibling drawing water home after school. Her community, which is almost two kilometres away, is not having clean water and she has to carry water from this hand dug well we provided for the community she attends school 2 years ago every day after school for the house. Her community would soon have a hand dug well fitted with a pump through donations received from Global Giving. According to Vivian her troubles of carrying water home every day after school shall soon be over.
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