We are excited to share the 2017 Annual Report: 'Improving Access to Water in Northern Ghana'. In 2017 Water Access Now "approved funding of $180,000 to CRS (Catholic Relief Services) to continue this work by completing 18 new boreholes to provide safe drinking water to schools, health facilities, and communities in CRS project areas in northern Ghana". This comprehensive report released by our partners at CRS Ghana highlights the entire borehole process from selection to borehole design, and even water quality assessments and contractor verification.
The 2017 Water Access Now delegation visited northern Ghana this past summer to celebrate the opening of clean water boreholes for 20+ villages. Here are some photos from the trip celebrating access to clean drinking water!
Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Water Access Now: Wine Into Water event. On October 14th, 2017 we had a record number of over 175 attendees at Matthews Winery in Woodinville, WA. The evening highlighted speakers sharing real and personal stories on the 2017 successes of implementing clean water in Ghana.
Please let us know your interest in attending our Wine Into Water event - RSVP for this Saturday's event at our Facebook link.
Come learn about our successes in 2017 implementing clean water in Ghana. Global Mamas items will be for sale as a way to support the cause. There will also be Ghanaian baskets, from the Fairtrade, ethically sourced, and artisan made Bolgatanga Basket Weavers, a nonprofit founded by women to empower women in the Upper East region of Ghana. We will also have Divine Chocolate available, the only 100% Fairtrade chocolate company co-owned by cocoa farmers.
The 2017 Water Access Now delegation just returned from a trip to Ghana! Photos, stories, and updates from their trip are coming soon!
“Clean water, the essence of life and a birthright for everyone, must become available to all people now” – Jean-Michel Cousteau
You have many choices when deciding which charity to donate to, so what criteria can you use to narrow your search. Some key questions to ask:
. What’s the cost effectiveness of the program?
. Does the organization have transparency?
. Has the organization proven that it can be effective?
I believe Water Access Now can answer “Yes” to all of these questions. We have a 100% volunteer staff consisting of board members who have actually visited the areas we serve. As Treasurer, I can assure you that we are all dedicated to keeping our costs low. Our costs last year and so far this year have consisted of two expenditures; insurance coverage and credit card processing fees. Not many other organizations can make such a statement.
The U.S. poor are wealthy by developing-world standards, thus our focus is on the global poor. We consistently provide a sustainable clean source of water to villages in need. With your donations, we pledge to continue that mission.
“There's over a billion people on this planet that don't have access to clean drinking water” - Michael Moore