For the 3000 villagers in Mankoadze, a small village in Ghana, clean fresh water is a luxury. Water is something many of us take for granted every day accessible by the turn of a tap. Currently, children as young as 5 have to carry water for over 8 miles to bring it to their families for drinking, washing and keeping livestock alive. Be Enriched in partnership with the Rotary club of Tooting and TEABAG has been fundraising and building a well, but we need your help
People in Mankoadze have no access to clean water. Water travels for miles before it can reach those most in need. This means that new born babies, young children and mothers often go without. This effects productivity and ability to work and often results in sickness. When the well dries up in the nearest village, 8 miles away, children and adults alike have to walk even further to fetch water and this can be guarded by militia, resulting in a fruitless mission.
We have been working with TEABAG to actively build a well so that the villagers can access water directly in their village. To be able to drink the fresh water for free, flowing beneath their village is a dream. The villagers are involved in the process so it is also providing them with work and new skills and when it is finished they will be involved in the maintenance and up keep of the well ensuring everyone gets their fill.
This project will provide water for life. An entire village will again a fresh water supply for many years to come effecting the children today and future generations enabling them to drink clean water, a basic need.