AMAKOM LOWER, GHANA

IN PROGRESS

STATUS

PEOPLE SERVED

DOLLARS FUNDED

FUNDED JUNE 19, 2024

Amakom Lower is a beautiful village in the Fanteakwa North District, Eastern Region of Ghana. It is made up of hard-working farmers with no access to clean water. This community, made of several settlements, depends on their primary crop, cassava, to produce staple foods such as gari and banku for their daily meals.

The also people depend on dirty, contaminated steams and man-made “dugouts” for their drinking water. These water sources are shared with animals, so they are polluted with animal feces.

The pink rock captured in the photo below is one of the places where the people are forced to get their water. Access to water here is very difficult because python snakes are around these stagnant waters, attacking those who come close to the water. As a result, the people must walk about 2.5 miles to draw dirty water at the Amoafuasu River.

The village needs clean water for their survival. Clean water is desperately needed to reduce the morbidity and mortality of potentially severe waterborne diseases, including bilharzia, typhoid, cholera, dysentery, and other diarrheal illnesses.

OUR EXPERIENCE IN THE REGION

Hope for Ghana several months ago had met with the Chief of Amakom Lower and the entire village to understand Amakom Lower’s circumstances and their dire need for clean water.

Hope for Ghana, with our water engineer with whom we have worked for several years, hopes to drill a water borehole in Amakom Lower. Our water surveyor has confirmed the optimal point for drilling.

Our water engineer and our team on the  ground will be constantly monitoring the effectiveness and proper use of the  borehole. A water committee within the  community will be formed to ensure the safety and proper usage of this gift.  Our engineer will provide
periodic maintenance for both the borehole, ensuring the longevity of this project, with all major maintenance costs coming to Hope for Ghana.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Steve Greene, MD, Hope for Ghana’s President, is on the ground in Ghana 4-5 months per year, managing and evaluating all projects. Senyo Gbormittah, Hope for Ghana’s Vice President of Operations, is on the ground throughout the year, constantly monitoring all
projects.

All donations to Hope for Ghana are deposited into First National Bank in Pittsburgh. Funds are then transferred to Ghana Commercial Bank in Ghana, where Steve is the sole signatory, and Steve alone delegates the funds needed for materials and workmanship. For
all transactions related to a project, receipts are obtained and transparently available to donors. No funds are used for the personal use of our team or for administrative overhead.

PROJECT SPECIFICS AND TIMELINE

Project Details: Provide a borehole well with hand pump, and hygiene training.

Total Project Cost: $5,000

– Materials:      $4,500 for borehole
– Labor:            $   500

Total Funding Requested: $5,000

Expected Start Date:    June 2024
Expected Completion: August 2024

FUTURE REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

The water committee in many communities makes the decision to collect a small amount of money for each bucket of water. This money goes towards maintenance and repairs, while allowing a community to take ownership of the project. At the same time, Hope for Ghana sets aside funds for future maintenance and repairs, knowing that there will be costs beyond the financial capability of the village.

 

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP

While Hope for Ghana is not a faith-based charity, our work shows the people of Ghana the face of God. Our gifts are given unconditionally and with immense love, expressing the true love of God. We enjoy handing out Bibles to community churches.

Hope for Ghana’s projects are accessible to people of all faiths.

YOUR IMPACT

Water is life! The gift of clean water is truly the gift of life. Our project will allow hundreds of people to drink clean, potable water instead of contaminated water from a dugout. The morbidity and mortality of waterborne diseases will significantly be reduced.

80% of all diseases in Ghana are caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. With clean water, the overall health of the community will be greatly improved, as diseases such as cholera, typhoid and dysentery are greatly reduced.

Healthy children are able to attend school, and their performance is so much better in school while healthy. Healthy men and women are more productive at home and at work, and better able to care for their families.

The impact of Hope for Ghana’s water project in Amakom Lower will be felt today, and for generations to come.

All projects are made possible by World Changers.