How nature enables life-giving water this World Water Day
CCFC harnesses solar energy to make water flow in Ghana
More than two-billion people are living without clean water at home, reports UNESCO in the run up to #WorldWaterDay2018 Thursday, March 22.
The key is creating a sustainable source, so it’s fitting that this year’s theme is Nature for Water, an idea Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) has been tapping into with solar energy to address water shortages in Ghana due to climate change.
“Solar-powered innovations offer life-changing improvements in medical, agricultural, educational and community safety applications,” says Patrick Canagasingham, CEO, CCFC.
More specifically, DUCA Financial Services Credit Union funded a project in Namonsa, Ghana, involving the installation of a solar-powered water pump and drip-irrigation system in the community. The idea was to improve local farmers’ harvest after dry season, positively impacting income and nutrition of approximately 1,200 children and family members.
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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 nearly 60 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.