Project Sanitation

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BACKGROUND

The importance of safe drinking water cannot be overemphasised. The quantity and quality of drinking water in a household play a tremendous role in determining the quality of life of its members, particularly for the people in remote areas in developing countries. In Ghana, only about 81% of the urban population and 51% of the rural population were found to have access to basic drinking water sources.

 

Profile

Ntawadua is a remote village near Nkawkaw in the Kwahu West Municipal District. The local community/village currently has a borehole drilled & 1 hand pump which was built in 2016, however it broke in 2017. Since 2017, the local residents have been fetching water from a local stream. The local stream is currently also being used by contractors to mine gold.

 

Demographic

The community has an overall population of 163 people living in a relatively underdeveloped rural town and village amongst other small communities. There is a higher population of children to adults because most of the adults are caring for their grandchildren whom unfortunately have been left to them as their parents travel to the city in search of a better life and work to one day be able to move from the village.

 

Adults (18yrs - 95 yrs old)

Males - 25 // Female - 38

Children (0 - 12yrs old)

Males - 40 // Female - 60

 

Purpose of this project

Reduce water borne diseases and child mortality as a result of better health.

Time efficiency amongst members within the community; mostly girls, enabling them to spend more time on leisure or productive work other than travelling to fetch water. This will effectively improve their well-being and economic value.

 

Estimated Project Cost/ Final Completion Cost

£1,600/ £1,900

 

Project Duration

7 Weeks

 

Start and Completion Date

03/06/2019 - 24/06/2019

Official Opening of Water Pump - 29.06.2019

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