It is with great excitement and gratitude that we share the good news that we have successfully completed the Wells for Ghana project! With the help of a challenge grant from a generous benefactor, the many friends of the friars were able to turn one well into three!
Last fall, the Franciscan Mission Association appealed to our friends and benefactors in the United States to help us provide clean drinking water to villages in Ghana, West Africa. As Fr. Emmanuel explained in the video we shared, many villages in Ghana do not have a source of clean drinking water nearby. Children must often walk miles to the nearest water source, first thing in the morning. Tired from the walk and carrying a heavy load of water, these children are often too tired to perform well in school, or miss going to school entirely. Knowing the importance education plays in lifting people out of poverty, the Wells for Ghana project settled on three sites essential to growth and education in Ghana.