This campaign is to provide innovative water systems that will provide safe drinking water for remote communities in the Upper West Region of Ghana, Africa.
Statistics show that about 4,000 children die each day from diarrhea caused by unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation in under-served poor communities around the world, especially those in the sub-Saharan Africa regions.
To reduce such incidents in Africa, our Water is Life project is serving a new at-risk population in the Upper West Region of Ghana, Africa to create a small, portable, effective, and affordable water filtration system. The Water is Life project is serving remote communities in this region because women and children have to walk miles only to find dirty unsafe drinking water which are highly prone to killer diseases like cholera and diarrhea.
The water system as shown in the picture will accept water from floods, lakes, ponds, rain, wells, rivers or streams. The filtration system can make up to 60 to 70 gallons per day of clean water for each household. The filter with periodic cleaning and maintenance usually lasts for 8 months.
Every household will be given a water system, which can be easily installed and maintained by themselves. They will be empowered with capacity-building trainings and partnership with micro-finance programs to sustain the program and the system maintenance.
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If we reach a tipping point of $2100, we will be able to provide 70 water systems to 70 households within at-risk communities in the Upper West Region of Ghana for the initial implementation of the Water is Life project. The $1700 of the funds will be used towards purchasing materials for water systems and $400 will go towards participatory hands-on maintenance skills training.
If we reach $7500, we will be able to provide 250 safe water systems to 250 at-risk households within a year, and this will go a long way towards saving many lives, especially children.