Water

An important part of Madamfo Ghana’s work is the prevention from waterborne diseases. Clean drinking water can improve the situation in a village significantly. Some villages and areas have no access to wells and drinking water, so the people have to fetch their water from a muddy water stream that runs down the road, or they have to fetch it from a well far away.

In that case, they have to endure a long walk through the wilderness. The majority of the people suffers from diseases that are caused by the dirty water – so called waterborne diseases. Children are the most affected. Diarrhoeal diseases, such as Cholera, can be fatal for malnourished and weakened children. Before we start a project, we discuss the project with the villagers and their Council of Elders, jointly pick the well site, and elect a committee which will be responsible for the maintenance of the well, once it is realized.

Traditionally, African women are responsible for fetching water and that is why the committee consists of the four eldest women of the village. The four women are involved in every step of the project so they can get the knowledge necessary to maintain and repair the well autonomously. Another positive effect resulting from this approach: the women are then able to repair wells in other villages.


Projects on the topic: Water

Attakrom Water Project

The village of Attakrom is located in Tain District in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. Probably 1,300 people live in the village and its surroundings.

Mechanized Water Supply Brodi

The water supply was very poor. There were only a couple of small water holes. To fetch water, the people had to walk great distances.

OKUTOKROM WATER PROJECT

Okutokrum is located in Mfantseman District, Central Region of Ghana, about 12kilometres away from Biriwa. Its approximately 650 inhabitants are mostly are farmers.

Nyinpengya Water Project

Nyinpengya Water Project Nyinpengya is a community with approximately 500 inhabitants in Tain District, about 5 kilometres away from Nsawkaw, the district’s capital. Most of the inhabitants are farmers.

Tafi Atome water project

Tafi Atome is a farming community with about 2,500 inhabitants. The community is very keen on ecotourism and enjoys an excellent reputation in that field.

Gyeke Waterproject

Gyeke is a village located in Atwima Kwanwoma District in the Ashanti Region, approximately 18 kilometres away from Kumasi, the region’s capital.

AFRANCHO WATER PROJECT

Water project for Afrancho, Ashanti Region.

ONWE WATER PROJECT

Onwe primary school is located in Bosomtwe District which lies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

ASISIRIWA WATER PROJECT

Asisiriwa is located in Bosomtwi District which lies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, about 15 kilometres from Kuntanase, the district’s capital.

NWINESO NO. 1 WATER PROJECT

Nwineso No. 1 is located in Bosomtwe Atwima Kwanwoma District which lies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, about 20 kilometres from the region’s capital Kumasi.

Adu Nwamase water project

Adu Nwamase is located in Atwima Kwanwoma District of Foase-Atwima which lies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, about 20 kilometres from the region’s capital.

Chichibon water project

Chichibon is located in Atwima Kwanwoma District of Foase-Atwime which lies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, about 12 kilometres from the region’s capital Kumasi.

Yamah water project

Construction of a waterpipeline, mechanized with solar energy that starts in Yamah and benefits Yamah and the surrounding villages with clean drinking water.

Lakeside water project

Construction of a water pipeline that starts in Dompa and benefits Dompa and the villages Hantaase and Banso with clean drinking water.

Asarekrom Water Project

Asarekrom is located in Amanie West District which lies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, 20 kilometres from the region’s capital Kumasi.

Atebubu water project

Atebubu is the capital of Atebubu Mantine District which lies in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The municipality has more than 10,000 inhabitants. Most of them are farmers.

ADU NWAMASE WATER PROJECT

Adu Nwamase is located in Atwima Kwanwoma District of Foase-Atwima which lies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, about 20 kilometres from the region’s capital.

Asarekrom water project

Asarekrom is located in Amanie West District which lies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, 20 kilometres from the region’s capital Kumasi.