Announcing the winner of the 2017 Innovation Fund contest
Solar-powered water for farmers in Northern Ghana garners the most votes around the world in month-long contest
By Bonar Bell, communications manager, CCFC, Canada
TORONTO — Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is pleased to announce the Growing Crops in Drought project from Ghana has won the 2017 DUCA-CCFC Innovation Fund contest and $25,000 from DUCA Financial Services Credit Union.
In the four years since DUCA has sponsored the contest, the $25,000 award has supported projects with significant community impact. So far, it’s provided resources to improve family literacy in Paraguay, train women on employable tailoring skills in India and build a solar-powered village in Ghana.
This year’s winning project will harness solar energy to address water shortages, due to climate change, in Namonsa, Ghana. By installing a solar-powered water pump and drip-irrigation system in the community, CCFC will improve local farmers’ harvest after dry season, positively impacting income and nutrition of approximately 1,200 children and family members.
To learn more about CCFC’s life-changing initiatives in Ghana, visit ccfcghana.org.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 55 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.