West Mamprusi District Water Project

Project background

The West Mamprusi District is located in the North East Region of Ghana. The people in this area live in extreme poverty.

We could help 19 communities, with almost 57,000 people, who did not have access to sufficient clean drinking water.

There were a few simple wells, some of them dug, but they were broken or, due to the low water table and the extended droughts in the region, no longer carried water.

As it is often the case, people fetched their water from streams, ponds or rivers, which can lead to life-threatening diseases.

The search for water also took a lot of time. As a result, schoolchildren came to school late or not at all, and women had little time for family or farming.

Project description

The construction of 8 mechanised boreholes, with storage tanks and standpipes, as well as 14 boreholes with hand pumps, could remedy this situation.

Project objectives:

  • Access to clean drinking water for 16 communities, with a total of almost 60,000 inhabitants.
  • Improvement of the health status of the population, through better hygiene and prevention of water-borne diseases.
  • Improving the standard of education. Pupils no longer have to spend a long time looking for water in the morning and can attend classes on time. In addition, absenteeism due to water-related diseases is reduced.

Status: completed

Costs: 120,000.00 €

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