For many rural communities along the Volta river in Ghana, West Africa there is only one option for drinking water; it is a long way from their homes, and it often makes them sick. The Volta river waters are confirmed to contain e-coli, fecal matter, biological poisons, and chemical pollution. Riverside communities which depend on the river experience high rates of dysentery, schistosomiasis, diarrhea, river blindness, and infant mortality as reported by local clinics. Children are often sick, and must miss school. This has long term economic impacts on the society since both children and adults’ lives are often interrupted by preventable illnesses.

Our Water is Life humanitarian aid program, in collaboration with our partner LifeStraw provides water purification systems, education, training, and monitoring for schools and communities in Ada, Ghana.