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 works globally to support children and youth who dream of a better world. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together diverse people and partnerships, driven by a common belief: education extends beyond the walls of a classroom and is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls.