FUNDED JUNE 19, 2024

Omafeley-Odumase is a beautiful, scattered village in the heart of a mountainous forest. It is a community of approximately 1,200 hard-working farmers and traders who have no access to clean, potable water.

Villagers depend on getting their drinking water from a man-made “dugout” two miles away, which was created to collect flood water. The villagers depend on this filthy water from the dugout to drink, cook, bathe, wash their farm produce, and sadly, use this polluted water in processing food before selling in the nearby market for public consumption. School children fill up bottles with dirty water every morning, as they make their way through the forest to get to school several miles away.

In the dry season, the dugout runs out of water, so villagers and school children are forced to walk five miles to a lake called Dahome, only to find polluted water that they have to boil before using. But due to the long walk home, the villagers drink the contaminated water to quench their thirst, so they are able to manage the long walk home.

Waterborne diseases have been a nightmare to the people of Omafeley-Odumase, due to the frequency of sickness from waterborne diseases, and their prayer is for us to extend our benevolence to them and give them clean water, the gift of life. 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.


Hope for Ghana met several months ago with the Chief of Omafeley-Odumase and the entire village to understand Omafeley-Odumase’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 Omafeley-Odumase. 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.


Steve Greene, MD, Hope for Ghana’s President, is on the ground in Ghana four to five 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 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


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.


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 will be 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 Omafeley-Odumase will be felt today, and for generations to come.


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.