Water Projects in West Africa

RHS Rotary Interact Club Water Project 2019

 

The Roseburg High School Interact Club (Roseburg, Oregon) brings students together to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self through all of the club’s service opportunities. Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills. Interact Clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. For this year’s international project, Roseburg High School Interact Club has chosen to partner with Oregon-based 501c3 Africa Heartwood Project in their efforts to provide sustainable fresh water to communities throughout West […]

Change the World

Almost a billion people don’t have access to sustainable clean water globally, which is a leading cause of preventable death among children in Sub-Saharan Africa. We lose a child every 41 seconds directly or indirectly because of this water crisis (WHO fs 330/391). Our Village Water Projects have provided clean water for thousands of Africans, most of whom are children. And it only costs us 1/2 a penny per day to provide clean water for a child!

We are convinced that the benefits of bringing clean water to Liberian communities can be experienced just as much by those who give as […]

Jana in Africa

Jana Capps is one of our most dedicated long-term volunteers. Since 2008 Jana has provided effective management and support for a variety of humanitarian projects and fundraising events for Africa Heartwood Project. We are grateful for her passion for lifting the poor, her compassion in service, and her dedication to her convictions that further this work. She is currently living at the Heartwood Orphan Home in Liberia where she is managing infrastructure development at the Heartwood Homestead, providing leadership in community development in the Sand Beach Community, and developing a curriculum for education and child development for the future Homestead campus. Her volunteership […]

Plant Therapy Village Water Projects

We are grateful to the owners and customers of Plant Therapy for their generous sponsorship of multiple Village Water Projects in 2013-14. Hundreds of people in rural Liberian communities will benefit from the generous donations of this top-rate essential oil enterprise.
In July 2013 we conducted needs assessments and site visits to many rural Liberian communities. Each had been identified by Universal Outreach Foundation (our Liberian partner NGO specializing in water well rehabilitation) as having a need for outside help in obtaining a safe water source. Five villages were designated as Plant Therapy Village Water Project beneficiaries. Nyamah. Kalimu. Bombor. Tahn Town (replaces Komah). Beablah. […]

Queer Spirit Village Water Project

On June 7, 2013 the Queer Spirit Water Project in Ankyease, Ghana was Commissioned, marking the successful completion of drilling, hand pump installation, and community training. The photos and videos below show how the projected moved forward in the community of Ankyease, Upper Bobikuma, Central Region, Ghana. Thank you to Jerry Buie and all those in the Queer Spirit and Salt Lake City communities who make this project possible!
VIDEO FROM COMMISSIONING JUNE 7, 2013 

THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM VILLAGE ELDER, JUNE 7, 2013 

PHOTOS FROM SURVEY, DRILLING, AND INSTALLATION, MARCH-JUNE 2013 

PHOTOS FROM NEEDS ASSESSMENT DEC-MAY 2012 

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Alantaso Village Water Project

The Villages of Alantaso and Krobidasiwakyi
Alantaso and Krobidasiwakyi are rural villages in Ghana’s Central Region which were given assistance in their quest to establish a reliable, all-season water source to provide clean underground water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and irrigation.

Thanks to local support at the World Music Benefit Concert I in Salt Lake City on March 20, 2009, the bore holes were successfully installed on June 13, 2009. All residents of Alantaso and Krobidasiwakyi villages are now drinking clean water from the hand pumps in their own communities! They send their thanks to all who have participated in this wonderful endeavor. […]

ADOM Village Water Project

The word adom means "grace" in the Twi language and is the name her mother chose for her African Market shop. That’s why Vera Asuamuzuah, a Ghanaian student attending Colorado State University, decided to name her project the ADOM Village Water Project: Since she left her hometown of Tema, Ghana, Vera has wanted to do something to bless those of her homeland, as she and her family have been so graciously blessed. Now she is leading a grassroots fundraising effort to provide a clean, reliable, and convenient water source to the village of Potomu, Ghana. Join Vera in her desire to give back […]

Angelic Connections Village Water Project

"Africa is the womb of the world. When Africa heals, the world will heal." -Shantel Nicole

The Angelic Connections Village Water Project is part of our Donor Managed Funds projects. Inspired by Shantel, networked and organized by Kathy Gambles and Deja Mitchell, drums provided by TribaLoveDancer and DjembeDirect.com, and hosted by the Angel Spa & Retreat and Eccles Community Arts Center – this new drum circle community has committed to sponsor a bore hole in Ghana in Spring 2011.
How this will be accomplished:

Drum circle fundraising events
Donations in lieu of gifts for birthdays and holidays
Sharing the opportunity with friends, co-workers, and family […]

Wildcat Water Project

Marci Houseman, the director of Choral Music, Theatre Arts, and D.R.U.M. at West Pine Middle School in West End, NC., has set up a Donor Managed Fund here at Africa Heartwood Project. She and her students raised $6,000 from their own efforts and within the community to install a bore hole in Ogyanhewano (oh-JOHN-shay-wah-no) and Akromakwaa (ah-CROW-mah-kwah), two remote sister villages in Ghana, by the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

Photos of Ogyanhewano Hand Pump Installation on Sept 1, 2010 

Click to read an article about the extraordinary efforts of Wildcat students at ThePilot.com. Marci Houseman and two of her students talked about the Wildcat Water Project […]

Krobidasiwakyi Village Water Project

The Village of Krobidasiwakyi
Alantaso and Krobidasiwakyi are rural villages in Ghana’s Central Region which were given assistance in their quest to establish a reliable, all-season water source to provide clean underground water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and irrigation.

Thanks to local support at the World Music Benefit Concert I in Salt Lake City on March 20, 2009, the bore holes were successfully installed on June 13, 2009. All residents of Alantaso and Krobidasiwakyi villages are now drinking clean water from the hand pumps in their own communities! They send their thanks to all who have […]