Bongo Development
Water, sanitation and education for rural Ghana  

These photos give some impression of life in rural Ghana and the progress of the latrine construction.

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Adaklu Have village
Adaklu Have

Adaklu Have village

General views of Adaklu Have village. The roof for the rudimentary classroom was funded by the government after the village built the walls. One picture shows us inspecting a broken water well. (Three of the four in the village were broken when we visited.) The ladies are sorting peanuts which are a useful cash crop to sell at the local market. The last photo is of the village elders at the meeting of the whole comunity at which we asked permission to leave and were offered the option to build a house in the village!

Latrines under construction
Latrine construction

Latrines under construction

Photos of the latrine pit being dug by the householder. The bricks are made by the householder with guidance of the artisan. They are used to line the hole to ensure good support of the floor.The bottom of the pit is left open to allow liquids to seep away. Note the photo of the base including the serial number of the latrine. On the same photo the all-important black vent pipe is shown. As part of our auditing we receive photos of every latrine under construction, with the serial number.

Completed latrines
Completed latrines

Completed latrines

Photos of some of the latrines completed in 2018. Note the rudimentary hand washing facilities in some photos to encourage householders to wash their hands as taught during the health training provided to all householders when they receive their latrines.

Health and hand washing training
Training

Training

Photos of householders receiving health and hand washing training. This is part of the hand-over ceremony when the latrines are completed. The training is held in the village church.