News Blog

Ankumadua Clinic

We’ve just finished one of our biggest ever projects – the construction of a clinic (our third) on the northern road to Aframso. The Chiefs of Ankamadua and Amoaman villages allocated land at the borders of each one’s territory, so half the building was situated on each side. People from...

A New Cornmill

Some years ago we bought a cornmill for the village of Adutwam on condition they eventually paid us back with interest. The idea was a sort of collective microcredit. The women of Adutwam already had microcredit loans from us so the village was familiar with the concept. Adutwam have never...

Brengo Celebrates

What’s everyone talking about in the villages? Well my guess would be that it’s the grand durber that Brengo village held a few days ago to celebrate their new household latrines plus a new borehole, overhead tank and water fetching point. All these were sponsored by the Christadelphians, to whom...

A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall

… as Bob Dylan would say. The rains are not far off now, so in Ashanti they’re trying to fast track latrine projects. Here are some photos of Ohemaa-Dida village (Dida means we eat here, we sleep here – not sure about Ohemaa), where they’re busy digging, and constructing masonry...

Twin Coconut Trees

Nkubeta is the last village in a line of ten, and it’s lucky enough to be sponsored for latrines and hygiene training by Softwire Ltd, London-based producer of bespoke software systems. This is Softwire’s second sponsored village. They are making a real difference. Nkubeta tell us that they came to...

Boreholes

Our three successful boreholes at Dagati, JY and Ankumadua have now been joined by a fourth, at Esereso. Here are some photos.

Helping the Disabled

The photographs show the opening of our latest building – a centre for the disabled of Nsuta and District. The main donors, a Swiss charity called BasAid, sent representatives to the ceremony and were very impressed by the whole project. So little is provided for the disabled in Ghana that...

Three To A Desk

Campton Lower School generously donated funds to make desks for children in Atonsu Primary School. The two schools are twinned and regularly exchange letters and messages. Atonsu School wrote to thank Campton, saying the (absence of desks) had been a a serious need, and promising to cherish and remember Campton’s...

A Way Of Living

One of the Ashanti villages I visited last month was called Wonoo. Some of the community are local Ashantis, but others are settlers who came south because climate change was making it nearly impossible to scratch a living in Northern Ghana or Burkino Faso. They told us they were from...

Drilling in Dagati

Last week we managed to drill three successful boreholes in Ashanti – one in Dagati, one in JY (both privately sponsored villages) and the third in Ankumadua, where we’re also building a clinic. Our success rate was 100 per cent, which is a great improvement on past efforts when at...