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Well Project in Botchway Sapieman, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
Operation Blessing International - Living Water Projects: Ghana
  • Dedication: March 9, 2015
  • Village: Botchway Sapieman, Greater Accra West District Assembly, Greater Accra Region
  • Plaque Inscription: Sponsored by small beginnings BIG RESULTS
    In Memory of John and Evelyn Christian, by Monty and Mattie Kinard
  • Approximate population of the village: 400
  • Number of beneficiaries of this project: 300
  • Closest water source before this project: The village depended on shallow wells and streams. Some of the inhabitants also harvested rain water for their use.
Descripton of the Project: A new well was constructed in the village. The inside was cemented with concrete and a 39-foot pipe with a new Nira pump was provided to dispense the water.

Descripton of the village & people:  Botchway Sapieman is a village in the Greater Accra West District of Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The inhabitants of this community are peasant farmers. They grow cassava, plantain, pineapples, pepper and other crops. The women in the village trade their farm produce among themselves and other visitors that come to the village. They live in houses which are well built with clay and concrete blocks, with zinc roofs. The village roads are not tarred. They have few churches in the village and there is no school, so the children walk about 2 miles to get to school. There is no clinic in the community, but they do have electricity.
Description of the well dedication:  About 20 people were at the well dedication ceremony. The Gospel presentation was to tell the people of the Love of Jesus Christ. They were told how God sent His Son Jesus Christ to the world to die for us and did not spare Him from us. The villagers were encouraged to give freely to their neighbors when in need, as Christ was given to us freely on Easter day. After the presentation six people saw the need to have Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior. They 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: 6
 
Expressions of appreciation by the villagers:

Sani Osman Penddah, Community Elder : "On behalf of the community, I wish to say thank you for coming to the aid of our people. In fact we are really blessed to have this potable water in our community. Water has been a great need for our people and today you have helped with that need. All we say is May the Almighty God richly bless your organization with every good thing and more resources to help other deprived communities like ours."

Akwesi Benjamin, beneficiary:  "God bless you for this beautiful work you are doing for communities like ours. I am very touched by this project and it will enhance the well-being of the community. Thank you."

Kafaru Mutakiru, beneficiary:  "I am very happy you came to help with our water need. lt’s going to help with our health problems, especially waterborne diseases. God bless!"
 
 
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