Voices Waiting to be Heard

A year later and Ghana is still battling with the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 160 million cases and three million deaths worldwide to date. This only adds to the major water crisis facing the country. Along with the lives lost, people across the world have lost their jobs, homes and many are experiencing a mental health crisis. Now, more than ever, having access to safe, clean water is vital to the people of Ghana, and we’re asking for your help.

Meet Jessica, a young Ghanaian mother with a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter named Abigail. They are among the three million people in Ghana who have never had access to a safe water supply. This unmet fundamental necessity kills and sickens thousands of children every day. Poor sanitation and no running water leads to diminished opportunities, unhealthy living conditions and impoverishment for the people of Ghana.

In the community village of Gbaare where Jessica and Abigail live, the villagers would spend countless hours of the day collecting dirty water from a nearby pond shared with livestock. The lack of unsanitary water caused illness in the community, and a loss of hope for one day living in a healthy environment.

Happier, Healthier Lives

Thankfully, our hard workers at Ghana West Africa Missions (GWAM) and Water for West Africa (WfWA) were able to drill a new water well to provide the village of Gbaare with access to safe, clean water for the first time. Now, Abigail, her mother and the community will live happier, healthier lives. Abigail will be more likely to succeed in school, and Jessica will earn a better living by having access to clean water she can use to grow crops for her family. Jessica is excited about the opportunities this new water well can provide for her family and community, and we are excited for her.

GWAM and WfWA are dedicated to changing pathways to better serve the people of Ghana. We could not do this work without partners like you who advocate for our mission and continuously get involved with helping the families who need it the most. Without you, this wouldn’t be possible, and we hope to spread more blessings for communities like Gbaare.

Hope for the Future

Our goal this summer is to raise $50,000 this Fall to help purchase a shipment of 100 water well hand pumps to be used in other Ghanaian communities.

Your generous contribution will help change more pathways and give people in Ghana a better opportunity to live a healthier life, with hope for the future.

Clean water changes everything. Join us in providing support to build stronger, healthier communities in Northern Ghana. Learn more and donate at WaterforWestAfrica.org