Jeikrodua Zongo, Ghana

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Jeikrodua Zongo, Ghana

  • LOCATION:

    Jeikrodua Zongo, Greater Accra Region
  • GPS:

    Latitude 5.55° Longitude -0.2°
  • PEOPLE SERVED:

    1500
  • TYPE OF WATER SOURCE:

    Hand Pump Well

Community & People

Jeikodua Zongo is a big settlement of peasant farmers tucked in the Greater Accra Region. There are schools, churches, and a clinic in the community to serve the people. The people are mainly farmers of maize, cassava, and other food crops and cereals. Their houses are built of mud and roofed with grass, though some have zinc sheet roofs.

 

Project Description

When the team arrived, community members were utilizing an unprotected stream nearby. A new well was constructed in the village, and it was provided with a new Nira pump to dispense the water.

Country Information

Population: 24.6 Million

  • 21.2 % without access to an improved water source.
  • 87.5 % without adequate sanitation services.
  • Human Development Rank: 135 out of 187
Ghana is one of the most densely populated countries in the African continent, and although 80% of Ghana’s population has access to clean water, this statistic masks the extreme inequality between rural and urban areas. In rural areas, more than a third of Ghanaian people don’t have access to clean water, and nearly 90% do not have access to sanitation.

Ghana’s government has prioritized reducing poverty and
increasing water and sanitation access, but it has proven difficult to move from national-level initiatives to local-level implementation, which means that the inequality in rural areas continues.

Generosity Water is helping to overcome these challenges, and out of the 18 countries our organization has worked in, Ghana is home to the most Generosity Water projects - with a total of 144 wells built to bring clean drinking water to over 100,000 people.

Messages From The People

This is the best gift we have received and we are very grateful. This brought about a lot of joy in our people. Thank you for helping us to solve this problem.

- Osumanu Moro, youth leader of the community

The constant quarrels that took place at the stream are now things of the past and we now have good and wholesome water to drink. Thank you and God bless you abundantly.

- Nii Jasei Dadea, elder of the town

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