Afrancho water project
Afrancho is a village in Atwima Kwanwoma district which lies in the Ashanti Region, about 14 kilometres from the region’s capital Kumasi.
The majority of the 900 inhabitants of the municipality are farmers. They mainly grow manioc (also known as cassava, a tuber vegetable), cocoyam (leafy greens), maize, plantain, pepper and other vegetables. Breeding cattle and poultry for captive use is also a part of the farming activities.
There is a nursery school, a primary school, and a Junior High School with a total of 294 pupils.
But, there is only one waterhole for the entire village! The weight of the many people – gathering around the waterhole, waiting to fetch water – causes so much pressure on the ground that the waterhole collapses often. In that case, the people have to walk to the next village to fetch water – a distance of 3 kilometres.
Costs: 10,000 EURO