Well Project in Apobromsu, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Operation Blessing International - Living Water Projects: Ghana
  • Dedication: December 23, 2014
  • Village: Apobromsu, Bekwai Municipal Assembly, Ashanti Region
  • Plaque Inscription: Sponsored by Dr. Lona Bibbs & small beginnings BIG RESULTS
    In Honor of the National Hook-up of Black Women, Inc., Chicago Chapter
  • Approximate population of the village: 300
  • Number of beneficiaries of this project: 300
  • Closest water source before this project: Students bring water from their homes and also fetch water from a shallow well in the community 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 Afridev pump was provided to dispense the water.

Descripton of the village & people:  Apobromsu literally means 'rock water.' This village is in the Bekwai Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The people have lived in the community for over 12 decades without potable drinking water. The villagers are peasant farmers; they grow cassava, plantain, cocoa, tomatoes, peppers and many other crops. Some of the inhabitants do petty trading along the highway. Their houses are well built with clay and concrete blocks, and roofed with zinc sheets. They have churches, schools and a clinic available to serve them.
Description of the well dedication:  About 30 people attended the well dedication ceremony. The Gospel presentation was to encourage the people to live for Jesus Christ. They were asked to give their lives to Jesus as he has forgiven our sins and has brought hope to the world through his birth. After the presentation those who saw the need to have Jesus as their Lord and Savior were prayed for and asked 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:  7
Expressions of appreciation by the villagers:

Hon. Effah Michael, Assemblyman from nearby Ofoase Korkorben : "I am very thankful to you for providing us with good drinking water. Our old water source was very bad; we shared the water with animals. This brought a lot of health problems to the people in the village. Secondly, our water source was very far from the community and this was stressful for the women and children who walked far to fetch for their use. On behalf of the community, I wish to thank you for this wonderful gift of water. We appreciate it and ask God's blessing upon the donor. May God richly bless you all."

Kojo Tawiah, beneficiary:  "I wish to express my appreciation to the kind donor for coming to our aid with good potable water. This community has suffered for clean drinking water and the entire community is grateful. We really appreciate it and thank you so much for the provision. We are thankful to you. God bless you."

Comfort Asare, beneficiary:  "God bless you for helping the community with good drinking water. We are very grateful for this wonderful gesture."
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