Project #140 | Health and Hygiene in Ghana
Our partnership with H2O 4 All
Sanitation and hygiene pose a severe public health concern in many parts of Ghana, particularly in rural regions. Tsopoli Village has a population of approximately 300 adults and 200 school age children. The community is susceptible to water borne diseases that are common throughout rural areas such as cholera, malaria, dengue, typhoid, river blindness, bilharzia, and yellow fever. Additionally, women and girls are at risk of violence and sexual assault when they do not have a safe latrine building to use for a bathroom. While the village has recently experienced increase in access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene remain an ongoing issue due to a lack of latrines and hand washing facilities. Our partnership with H2O 4 All repaired 8 toilets in 2 latrines in the local community school, reaching 265 people directly.
Our collective impact
Workers & community members accessing latrines
Toilets installed in 2 Latrines in School
People using latrines daily
Abudu is a Tsopoli community elder and farmer of tomatoes, onions and chilies. He also raises goats and cattle on his farm while taking on the responsibility to be the driver to the local market in order to bring products. His family, which includes 3 children can now fetch water from the source which was repaired through our partnership with H2O4ALL. His boys, 7 years old and 11 years old, will be able to attend school without dreading a recess or lunch break thinking of an unsafe and unhygienic latrine facility. They have a reduced risk of exposure to illness or disease, providing ripple effects in their life to help them live and thrive. Abudu has provided some ideas for future projects in the community as well as telling staff, “We are very grateful for the toilet facility and the water facility. Thank you so much.”
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.