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Partnerships creating solutions in communities - northern Ghana

At Ghana West Africa Missions (GWAM), we are more than charity.

We are helping communities to become more stable by providing clean water, jobs and training for individuals and families—all to God’s glory.

The Problem

According to the latest estimates of UNICEF’s Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation, 32% of the world’s population or 2.4 billion people are lacking toilet facilities, and 663 million people still use unimproved drinking water sources in 2015.

Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more.

Poor sanitation, water and hygiene have many other serious effects. Children, and particularly girls, are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities. Women are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water. Poor farmers and wage earners are less productive due to illness; health systems are overwhelmed and national economies suffer.

GWAM Creating Solutions

At GWAM, in partnership with UNICEF and RWDP, our overall mission is committed to improving the quality of life in rural communities. This is accomplished by the provision of sustainable (ongoing) safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, and services using educational approaches and evangelism.

Our core basic principles are that we are Christians, that we are committed to helping the poor and that we believe in people.

GWAM’s Focus Accomplishments

The water program has been able to drill 960 wet wells fitted with hand pumps in nine regions of the country. We have repaired 545 broken down wells in the Northern and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana.

We have established and trained over 1,300 Water Sanitation Committees, disinfected 5,600 contaminated water points in 1,500 communities, trained 120 Area Pump Mechanics and established the largest water well equipment sales outlet in the Northern Region of Ghana.

Partnerships for Success

The most wonderful part about the accomplishments in northern Ghana is that it was all to the glory of God—and you as a supporter share a partnership in the success. When we all begin to work together toward a common goal, people are served and the gospel moves forward.

The apostle Paul says in Philippians 2:2, “Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.“

In context, Paul seems to be saying here, let us all work toward that same goal of advancing the gospel in a way that glorifies Christ by not only caring for ourselves, but also caring for the interest of others.GWAM Caring for the Interest of Others.

By identifying problems, creating solutions, and achieving accomplishments, God has been glorified. We have worked together as Christians to help the poor, and we believe in people just as Christ also believed in us.

Thank you for your partnership in ensuring our goals and mission are met—now and in the future.

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