Health  Ghana Project #4048

Help mothers give their kids safe drinking water..

by Village by Village Vetted since 2009 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Provide a well for the remote rural village of Kpalanpa Clean water gives children the opportunity to attend school and get an education, rather than walking miles to collect water everyday

$10,280
total goal
$5,704
remaining
61
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years

Challenge

The village has no running water, electricity or basic sanitation. Life expectancy is very low and many children die before their fifth birthday. The villagers (about 150 people) drink their water from a dirty muddy hole. The small hole is used by animals too. A clean water supply can help prevent diseases like diarrhea, cholera and typhoid. It also provides, dignity and a chance for a better future. Education, raises up strong leaders, making it possible to break the cycle of poverty.

Solution

With your support we can help with technical knowledge, cement, tools and a simple hand pump to enable the locals to dig their own well and then train the villagers to maintain the pump so it lasts for up to 20 years.

Long-Term Impact

4,500 children die everyday from water related diseases. We're working to prevent waterborne disease and help people stay healthy. Clean water offers children improved health, a better quality of life and hope for a bright future via education

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.villagebyvillage.org.uk
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Organization Information

Village by Village

Location: Dunham Town, Cheshire - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.villagebyvillage.org.uk
Project Leader:
Neil Kerfoot
Tenbury Wells, Worcs United Kingdom
$4,576 raised of $10,280 goal
 
84 donations
$5,704 to go
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