“We all know water is life. But clean water is health.” – Thomas Awaipo, CRS Ghana
During the spring of 2011, communities in Northern Ghana will for the first time have access to clean, fresh water – all because of you. Children will be able to go to school, where they will also get their only meal of the day. Health centers, especially for women’s and maternity care, will be built and staffed by nurses and doctors. Girls, who often are out walking miles in search of water, will now be able to go to school. These are just a few of the impacts a water well can have a remote, poor village in Ghana.
Over the last month, we have joyously read hundreds of emails from parishes as they have sent us their stories, photos and Thirst for Change donation totals.
As of October 21, 2010, we are proud to announce the following:
- Amount Raised so far: $150,779.67
- Number of Parishes: 164
- Average donation per parish: $919.39
- Average cost per well: $10,000 – $12,500
- Number of Wells: 12-15