Project 2020-021

Well Project in Baga Yili, Ghana

Country Ghana
Village Baga Yili
Type Well
Partner Heaven’s Family
 Cost $3,000
Status Complete

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.

Completed February 23, 2021

The well project is successfully completed!

The people of Baga Yili were filled with great joy to have a deep well in there village! They are just at a point in the year when many of the families relocate temporarily just for lack of water at their homes. And it was just in time that the well has come. Now they have hope that they will no longer have to relocate each year due to lack of water. The joy was indeed great!

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. There was a desperate need for clean water here. The village had no well and the people from this village walk almost 3 km to draw water several times a day from an open water pond. The well will be open to all the people regardless of faith. The ministry team works to teach about clean water (some believe it is witchcraft that makes them sick when they drink the dirty water).

Now health will 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. Thank you!

This project was made possible though a generous donation from World Changers.