Water 2008 - $100,000 raised
Western Washington continues to actively support the vision of clean water in rural villages. This year, three separate groups totaling 26 people visited and worked in Ghana. Wells were funded through donations from a variety of people. The drilling projects were contracted to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Northern Region villages Dindani, Samini, Nanyier, and Nanori. In every village, water and sanitation (WATSAN) teams of community leaders were trained in management, well maintenance and upkeep, and community training and education. Small payments made for water are kept in reserve for future repair needs. There was also a water catchment system installed in an insecure water area in Tamale.
Significant contributions were also raised in the New York City area, with two people playing a significant part (you know who you are and we do too).
In addition to water projects, around $15,000 was raisied made to Childcare Foundation in Accra. The funds allowed the Seattle Well Wishers group that traveled to Ghana to build a new concrete floor, new roof, and supply additional scholarships for students to attend school. Eighteen children were also provided with scholarships to attend private schools.
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