Borehole for the community of Anweabeng
Anweabeng is a community of 700, located in the Abuakea District, North Eastern Region. Obtaining safe water had become critical as it was relying on infected streams which had serious health implications. The plight of the community was brought to the attention of Ghana Outlook by PRS&D and after further consultation, the Trustees, agreed to make every effort to fund the safe water borehole. Four objectives were set to be achieved:
- Provide access to safe water to prevent water borne diseases such as diarrhoea.
- Reduce stress women and young girls go through in search of potable water.
- Ensure women are more productive by contributing to household income.
- Get children back into school and on time instead of taking the day off to collect water.
Prior to the construction of the borehole, a aqua filter box was installed in the school to provide safe drinking water for the children. The school children mostly used the infected water from streams which posed health hazards to them and their families.
Ghana Outlook made available funds through PRS&D to construct and mechanize a borehole for the cluster of schools in the community. The community was excited when they saw the contractor entering the community to begin the project, they came out in their numbers to welcome the team. Indeed, it was a reflective moment for the entire community as they have experienced acute water shortage for some time. The project therefore came as a relief to them especially women and children.