The WASH program works on long-term prevention and control measures for improving health, reducing poverty, and improving socio-economic development as well as responding to global emergencies and outbreaks of life-threatening illnesses.
Water is considered to be the most important resource for sustaining ecosystems, which provide life-supporting services for people, animals, and plants. Because contaminated water is a major cause of illness and death, water quality is a determining factor in human poverty, education, and economic opportunities.
Unfortunately, worldwide water quality is declining, threatening the health of ecosystems and humans worldwide. Various factors influence this deterioration, including population growth, rapid urbanization, land use, industrial discharge of chemicals, and factors resulting from climate change.
Today, hundreds of millions of people do not have access to improved sources of drinking water, leaving them at risk for water-, sanitation-, and hygiene- (WASH) related diseases
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Through our partnership with the Youth Chief of Tamale (Chief Naa Somo), we have 3 major rural communities in Tamale that we are working with to drive sustainable developments.
Kunyeville, Paring, and Sheshagu/Gbambaya have a combined population of about 17, 000 with Kunyeville contributing the highest population with about 8,000 people and Paring contributing the least with about 3,000 people.
These communities are located in Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region of Ghana.
The area has 2 major seasons that have equal distribution – 6 months of rain (May-October) and 6 months of dryness/harmattan season (Nov-April). Due to the location of the area, there are extremities of temperatures where very heavy rains causing flooding occurs in the rainy season and very high hot temperatures recorded in the dry or harmattan season (so dry most water sources dry up and water becomes very scarce). Although the rainy season is about 6 months long, the area actually records major rainfall for 4 months (June-September) with the very beginning and end of the season recording small rainfall.
Sanitation in the area is deplorable and there is a noticeable stench and filth when one enters any of these area. No proper waste, collection and treatment system exist and open defecation is a normal practice in all 3 communities.
The photo to your right is their only water source
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
The EMAS Pump is designed for use on household systems (up to 5-6 families, or 30 users maximum), and is not meant to be used as a community pump. (Report by 7th RWSN Forum “Water for Everyone”2016) The standard EMAS method is capable of drilling to depths of up to 100m, through sand, clay, and thin layers of soft rock, with a team drilling with a trained technician commonly able to drill 20-30 metres per day (Buchner, 2011)
Those donating a well will have their name on a plague on each well "This well was donated to "Community's / Family Name" by "Your Name" via The Lady B Bless Humanitarian Foundation, Inc
The EMAS Latrine can be built semi round, round or oval shaped. This is a booth built with metallic plate and with a ferrocement tiles as a platform, and another one as a roof. The door is made of wooden frames or 15 mm x 15 mm industrial pipe and lined with corrugated tin plate. A chimney painted in black extracts air. site. Join the corrugated tin plates with rivets as per their width, to obtain a plate at least 2.40 metres wide.
Those donating a toilet will have their name on a plague on each toilet. "This Toilet was donated to "Community's / Family Name" by "Your Name" via The Lady B Bless Humanitarian Foundation, Inc