Well Project at Ayensokrom, Eastern Region, Ghana
Operation Blessing International - Living Water Projects: Ghana
  • Dedication: January 25, 2017
  • Village: Ayensokrom, Birim South District Assembly, Eastern Region
  • Plaque Inscription: Sponsored by the Small Beginnings Big Results Board of Directors
  • Approximate population of the village: 1,400
  • Number of beneficiaries of this project: 800
  • Closest water source before this project: The community has depended on muddy ponds and streams in low-lying bushy areas as well as harvested rain water as resources..
Description of the Project: Ayensokrom is a village that is situated in a generally rocky area. Access to the water table by normal hand-digging is therefore not a viable option for well construction. In response to a proposal by the district authorities, CBN rehabilitated a productive but abandoned bore hole by partially re-casing and cleaning it using high pressured flushing. A new Mark 2 pump with a 100-ft suction pipe was provided to dispense the water. The immediate surroundings were improved by using concrete and adequate borders to provide an effective drainage system.

Description of the village & people:  Ayensokrom is one of the many villages in the Birim South District in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The inhabitants of this village are peasant farmers. They grow cocoa, cassava, plantains, rice, palms for palm oil, and other food products. They often trade their farm produce among themselves and sell to other bulk buyers on weekly market days. Most of the houses are well built with concrete blocks and "alu-zinc" sheets. There are a few mud brick houses with thatched roofs. Amenities enjoyed by the community include churches and schools.
Description of the well dedication:  About 35 people attended the ceremony. A short presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was made. Those who gaves their lives to the Lord were encouraged to join cooperative churches in their locality.

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: 13
Expressions of appreciation by the villagers:

Hanson Obeng Debrah, Opinion leader: "I want to thank you on behalf of the people for what you have done for the community. Words cannot express our appreciation to you for this wonderful project given to the people of Ayensokrom. By this singular act of providing potable water, you have helped to eradicate water borne diseases resulting from massive contamination of our only source of water for many years. We therefore wish to thank you for this gesture and pray for the good Lord's blessing on the works of your hands. God bless you!"

Victoria Amevaji : "I want to express my appreciation to CBN for coming to help us with provision of good drinking water. It has been a worry for us to find potable water for our use. Thank you for meeting this important and urgent need of our. God bless you!"

Kweku Mantey, Youth leader : "You have really shown that you are a Christian group by expressing the love of God through your work. You've blessed us with what we thought would never happen in our community. Indeed, it has never crossed my mind that we will enjoy potable water in my lifetime. It is so exciting to see clean water flow out of the pump. We are very grateful to CBN for this project. God bless you!"
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updated November 27, 2017