WaterAid in Ghana

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    • The capital is Accra. The tropical countries total population is 27 million, one of the most densely populated countries in West Africa.
      • Over 3 million people have no choice but to collect dirty water from unsafe sources.
      • 22 million do not have access to improved sanitation.
      • Over 2,100 children under five years old die annually from diarrhoeal diseases.
    • WaterAid develops fundraising (international) though, it is a small scale self help scheme
      • Substantial funds from the 'Standard Chartered Bank Ltd').
    • Wateraid provides the money in order to build wells and the local committee decides where it should go.
      • £25 pays for the tools for a hand-dug well and £5 pays for one bag of cement.
      • £100 pays the training of committee members but no labour cost as locals build it.
      • £100 for installation
      • £450 pays for the Nira hand-pump and another £1500 pays for a 40ft well fitted hand-pump providing water for 250-300 people.
    • WaterAid began working with Ghana in 198.
      • They provided 70,000 people with safe water.
      • 49,000 provided with improved sanitation.
    • They needed the water because diseases like typhoid were lowering life expectancy (63yrs) as people are dying
      • Providing water meant increase in Jobs like potters can sell their pots and bottled water can be produced.
      • Children also received education as they did not have to collect water
    • LEDC - GDP of $2300 per person.
    • Kuapa Kokoo co-operative.
      • Cocoa Beans are in Fairtrade meaning they earns a little more money to develop.
    • Akosombo Dam
      • Provides a sustainable development of electricity (hydro).
      • Covers 8,502 square kilometres.
      • Provides jobs and income


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