Water.org will help communities near Lake Volta build new borehole wells, rehabilitate non-functioning wells, construct pit latrines, and build bio-sand water filters.
The Krachi East and West Districts border Lake Volta. Residents in this rural area are poor and only 37% of people have access to safe water. A mere 17% have access to a sanitary toilet. 69% of the population rely on polluted rivers shared with animals as their major water source. Waterborne diseases, such as guinea worm, typhoid fever, diarrhea, and skin diseases, are serious problems.
Twelve communities, totaling 3,825 people, will obtain ready access to safe water and sanitation, and health and hygiene education through this project.
This project will reduce time spent collecting water for women and children. It will also lead to a massive reduction in water-and-sanitation-related disease; health will improve and children will be able to spend more time in school.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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