THE WORLD LOVE FOUNDATION
Update February 23, 2015.
The Universe offers you opportunities you need, when you need them and usually comes completely unexpected. This first happened in 2006 on our first adventure through West Africa and two years later we were a registered 501c3 non profit building our first clean water well in Ghana. Five boreholes later providing water to approximately 10,000 people and various other projects including educational scholarships, business development for women, malaria prevention and even prosthetic hands we are once again initiating a new clean water project in the northeast region of Ghana. Which means this year 2015, we are going back to Africa!
Our focus is clean water for the prevention of water born illnesses. We are working in the Upper East Region of Ghana, a remote rural area which borders Burkina Faso and Togo.
The area is dry and poor with less than half of the
population able to access safe water.
CLEAN WATER PROJECTS
The rural areas suffer from many waterborne
diseases, including diarrhea and guinea worm, which is only endemic in
Ghana and three other countries. Guinea worm can be eradicated by
drinking clean, uncontaminated water. Lack of access to safe drinking
water contributes to the staggering
burden of diarrhoeal diseases, particularly affecting the
young and the poor. Nearly one in five child
deaths is due to diarrhoea. Diarrhoea
kills more young children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
Drinking contaminated water also leads to reduced personal productive
time, with widespread economic effects.
The donations you make and the tours to Ghana all go towards building
another borehole in a small rural village whose water source is often no
more then a brown muddy pond exposed to livestock and other animals. Women and children walk miles many times daily for a bucket of dirty water.
By providing clean water
women have more time to develop a business and for their families.
Children have more time for school. Subsistence farming is the primary
livelihood of the villages we provide safe clean water for.
Each year we take a small group of travelers on our Ghana Tour to see our numerous projects.
By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to
turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope. $100 USD
will buy three goats in Ghana. This improves a families nutrition and
generates income in
sustainable ways. The recipients of our Livestock Projects agree to give
its animal's offspring to another family in need. Passing on the Gift.
Perma nets and Lifestraws
In 2011 we joined with the fight against Malaria and delivered 200 insecticidal nets on our Ghana tour
to the communities of our clean water projects. The World Health
Organization (WHO) estimates an annual occurrence of
300-500 million cases of malaria worldwide. The toll is the highest in
developing countries where at least one million people die from the
disease. Young children account for most of these deaths. Lifestraws are a portable water filtration device we give to communities that are waiting for their clean water well.
LN-4 Prosthetic Hands
This basic prosthetic provides the ability to write, use tools and greatly improves the quality of life for the recipient.