DORMINASE PROPER, GHANA

IN PROGRESS

STATUS

PEOPLE SERVED

DOLLARS FUNDED

FUNDED JUNE 19, 2024

Dorminase Proper is a beautiful village in the Fanteakwa North District, Eastern Region of Ghana. It is a beautiful village made up predominantly of hard working farmers with no access to clean water. Potable water is vitally needed for the villagers, their local church,
a school and the nearby CHPS compound (Community-based Health Planning and Services) that provides local health care.

The village formerly had a water borehole, but this water source was destroyed by a major flood years ago. Villagers currently travel a far distance to fetch from a contaminated stream that is shared by animals. This stream, contaminated with animal droppings, human excretions, and agro chemicals that get washed in, also dries up during the dry season.

Alternatively villagers must walk about 2 miles to Oboetey to fetch contaminated water from very stagnant streams.

The village needs clean water for their survival. Presently, villagers get very sick at least once per month from consuming contaminated water. Clean water is desperately needed to reduce the morbidity and mortality of potentially severe waterborne diseases that afflict
them, including bilharzia, typhoid, cholera, dysentery and other diarrheal illnesses.

OUR EXPERIENCE IN THE REGION

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

With our water engineer, with whom we have worked for several years, Hope for Ghana hopes to drill a water borehole in Dorminase Proper. 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.

 

YOUR IMPACT

Water is life! The gift of clean water truly is 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 Dorminase Proper will be felt today, and for generations to come.

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.

All projects are made possible by World Changers.