Sep 5, 2011

1500 people in rual Twifu are now accessing clean water

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TRYAWCO CWPP-10

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.

 

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TRYAWCO CWPP-11
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TRYAWCO CWPP-12
TRYAWCO CWPP-13
TRYAWCO CWPP-13
Sep 5, 2011

Postcard:GlobalGiving visit to Twifu

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.

Jun 2, 2011

Clean Water is now flowing in project communities.

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.

 
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