Funded October 20, 2020
Baga Yili is a rural village in Ghana. The people of this village are also a group of Gonja-Dagoma people called the “Kpareba” and they live with the Fulani settlers. Our partners have been working here since 2018. There are 670 in the village and now 5 families (25 people) who are believers. The village has no well and the people from this village walk almost 3 km to draw water several times a day from an open water pond. Mostly women are affected and suffer with much physical pain as they also have to work in their fields and cook. School kids don’t have enough time to rest or study because they have to fetch water before and after school. Girls are mostly affected. The closest well is approximately 11 km away. The deep well we will drill will be for the common good, open to all the people regardless of faith. Death by water related illness occurs, stomach conditions and worms are very common. The ministry team works to teach about clean water (some believe it is witchcraft that makes them sick when they drink the dirty water).
The project will have a great impact on the community. Health would dramatically improve. The time saved from hours spent fetching water will dramatically change their lives. Moms will have less back pain and be able to spend time closer to their families. There will be plenty of clean water for household uses such as cooking, bathing and laundry. It will raise productivity as the people will spend more time tending cultivating their farms to grow more food to eat and sell. Money spent on medical bills will be saved, money that can go back into the economy of these impoverished rural people. The project will also open the door to share the gospel in a more meaningful way by showing the people the love of Jesus by this wonderful gift of clean water.