DUA POLICE, GHANA

IN PROGRESS

STATUS

PEOPLE SERVED

DOLLARS FUNDED

FUNDED JUNE 19, 2024

Dua Police is located in the Fanteakwa North District, Eastern Region of Ghana. It is home to over 2000 people living in a populated slum. The village boasts of hardworking men and women who are mainly farmers and traders, producing cassava, yams and a variety of vegetables. The village has a primary (elementary) school that is attended by children of Dua Police and, because it is the only primary school in the area, it is attended by school children from several neighboring villages as well. The school has a student population of
approximately 1000 children.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Dua Police has no access to clean, potable drinking water. Villagers depend on Lake Onuku, one mile from the village, as their source of water all year round. The lake is often muddy and shared with animals, and gets polluted by animal feces and fallen leaves from trees,
creating water that is unsuitable for human consumption and creating significant health hazards to the inhabitants.

Presently, villagers get very sick several times each month from consuming dirty, contaminated water. They are forced to travel to other villages several miles away to access healthcare to get treatment for waterborne diseases such as bilharzia, typhoid, cholera and
dysentery. Productivity is greatly impacted as sick villagers cannot work on their farms, and relatives have to stay home to take care of their ill family members. School children often miss school due to the enormous time spent traveling to the nearest clinic and because of
the time needed to recover from these diseases.

The village needs clean water for their survival. Clean water is desperately needed to reduce the morbidity and mortality of potentially severe waterborne diseases that afflict them.

OUR EXPERIENCE IN THE REGION

Hope for Ghana met several months ago with the Chief of Dua Police and the entire village to understand Dua Police’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 Due Police. Our water surveyor has already 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 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 SPECIFICS AND TIMELINE

Project Details: Provide a borehole well with electric pump, storage tank, water filtration and treatment, 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 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 Dua Police 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.