Type: Borehole and electrical pump
Location: Takoradi, Ghana
People directly affected: 1,000
Price: 3,100 US$

The situation:

In the big city Takoradi in the South-Western part of Ghana, Christ Shalom Sarah Ever-Ready Missionary School and Orphanage is housing about 20 children on full time, and offers free education for additional 40 children. But many kids are still on the street and in need of a home, food and education, and the facility is large enough to house several hundred children more. The founder and headmaster has a vision; to build a perma cultural domestic farm, that would make it possible to take in more kids from the street and become self-sustainable in that mission. However, they need their own well, in order to irrigate the fields and realize this dream. The orphanage well will also serve the surrounding community and is expected to affect a total of 1.000 people directly.

The solution:

For 3,100 US$ A local entrepreneur will drill a borehole, and install an electrical pump. The pump will be connected to a storage tank on the roof wherefrom the water will be led down through the house, using it for cooking, washing and flushing. A pipe will lead the water down on a plateau on the other side of the building, to irrigate the farms that will be planted in raised beds.