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.