According to World Health Organization, water pollution is a major environmental issue in
Ghana. The largest source of water pollution in Ghana is from untreated streams, rivers, lakes and sewage. Other sources of pollution include agricultural runoff and unregulated small scale mining industry. A 2016 study found that discharge of untreated sewage is the single most important source of pollution of surface and ground water in Ghana. There is a large gap between generation and treatment of domestic waste water in Ghana. The problem is not only that Ghana lacks sufficient water treatment capacity but also that the sewage treatment plants that exist often do not operate and are not maintained.
FRF Well and Water Project brings clean, safe, healthy, and reliable water source to villages across West Africa. Each well can serve local communities with as many as 2000 people. One well in a village eliminates the need to walk for miles to a dirty water source. The health, safety, time saved, and other benefits of clean water are life-changing for everyone in the community.
Clean water enables the villagers to be more fruitful in their regular activities. Water develops a sense of community in the village, where it never before existed or could exist.
The well installation provides clean water to those that go to the water wells. Clean water drastically reduces water-borne diseases, especially for the most vulnerable.
Since trusted village leaders own the well, it provides loving outreach to the village, because the people come for water every day.
By placing wells on the property of trusted village leaders, it promotes open, equal and free access to drinking water for all people in a safe and protected location.
The well eliminates the need for girls (starting at age 8) to devote most of their waking hours to carrying water long distances. This new freedom affords girls the opportunity to attend school and receive an education (thus building a more productive life).