Well Project in Anwia Nkwanta, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Operation Blessing International - Living Water Projects: Ghana
  • Dedication: December 23, 2014
  • Village: Anwia Nkwanta, Bekwai Municipal Assembly, Ashanti Region
  • Plaque Inscription: Sponsored by small beginnings BIG RESULTS
    In Honor of the Harris Family - Willie, Ruth, Kennedy, and Edward
  • Approximate population of the village: 400
  • Number of beneficiaries of this project: 300
  • Closest water source before this project: The people depend on streams, harvested rain water, and fetched water from a shallow well for their use.
Descripton of the Project: A new well was constructed in the village. The inside of the well was cemented with concrete and a 36 foot pipe with a new Nira pump was provided to dispense the water.

Descripton of the village & people:  Anwia Nkwanta is a farming community in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The villagers are peasant crop farmers; they grow cocoa, cassava, plantain, tomatoes, peppers and many other crops. A few of the people are petty traders. Their houses are well built with clay and concrete blocks, and roofed with zinc sheets. They have churches, schools and a clinic to serve them.
Description of the well dedication:  About 40 people were present for the well dedication ceremony The Gospel presentation was shared to encourage the people to live for Jesus Christ. They were asked to give their lives to Jesus Christ who died for our sins and has brought hope to the world. After the presentation those who saw the need to have Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior were prayed for and ask to join any Bible believing church in the community.

Hygiene Lecture: After the dedication, Pastor Nadabo gave a hygiene lecture for those present at the well site. He talked to them about the need to take good care of the well and its environment. They were also encouraged to store their drinking water in a clean container at home after fetching from the bore well. They were all happy and excited about the information.

Outreach and number of salvations:  9
Expressions of appreciation by the villagers:

Hon. Agnes Owusu Ansah, Assemblywoman for Anwia Nkwanta : "We are very thankful that you have come to our aid with this gesture of good potable drinking water. On behalf of the community, I wish to thank all who made this possible for giving us the gift of clean water. We appreciate it and ask God's blessing upon the donors. May God richly bless you all, thank you."

Yaw Anokyei, beneficiary:  "I appreciate this water project you have given to the community. We really thank you so much for the provision. God bless you."

Nana Karikari, "Chief Linguist," beneficiary:  "I thank you on behalf of the people for this wonderful gesture. May God bless you for helping the community with good drinking water. May God replenish you with everything you have given to us. We are very grateful to you."
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