Queer Spirit Village Water Project
The QueerSpirit Water Project has provided funds to install a bore hole in Ankyease, Ghana, and a hand dug well in KpahTown, Liberia. 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 have made this project possible!
VIDEO FROM ANKYEASE COMMISSIONING JUNE 7, 2013
THANK YOU FROM ANKYEASE VILLAGE ELDER, JUNE 7, 2013
PHOTOS FROM SURVEY, DRILLING, AND INSTALLATION, MARCH-JUNE 2013
PHOTOS FROM NEEDS ASSESSMENT DEC-MAY 2012
VIDEO OF NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN KpahTown, Oct 2013
The well for Kpah Town will be installed during the dry season in March-May 2014. Check back for updates as we this project progresses!
Millions of people who live in rural Ghana and Liberia have a problem: The only water they can get is contaminated and makes them sick. Jerry Buie and the Queer Spirit community in Salt Lake City, Utah have the answer. Starting November 10th a series of drum circle fundraisers, in connection with media awareness campaigns, will be launched to raise the $7,000 required to provide the residents of one village in Ghana with a bore hole, and $2,000 for a hand dug well in a Liberian village. These new water sources will provide clean water for drinking, cooking, washing, and irrigating. Jerry and friends are engaged in a cause that will literally save lives and forever improve the quality of life for hundreds of people. Ankyease is the first village that will benefit from the QueerSpirit Water Project.
As of 11.15pm March 2nd, at the close of the Benefit Concert, enough funds have been raised to complete the QueerSpirit Water Project in Ankyease ($7,000), PLUS finance another hand dug well in Liberia ($2,500-$3,000), which will take place in Ghangba Town, Liberia, in December 2013. We extend our most heartfelt thanks to all who donated time, goods, prayers, services, sweat (literally!) and money to make this community-based effort to beautiful success! Bore hole work will begin within a week!
Photos from the Benefit Concert on March 2, 2013
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