Water is the most important issue in Gushiegu Camp. We aim at applying for a borehole but don’t put high hopes into an unlikely success. It is quicker to get canisters and wheelbarrows to improve transport from a nearby borehole – so far mostly out of reach for the weaker and elderly women. A small budget will enable those women to buy water there – 10 Litres are 10 Pence. More nearby is a waterhole prone to water-borne diseases like river-blindness and parasites.
- In Ghanas Cities such pictures are common. Plastic waste, used oil and batteries can be found everywhere. Sadly Plasticbags have replaced Banana-leaves entirely and are now blocking gutters everywhere in Ghana, causing diseases and smell. Nonetheless: In general grey water is far more clean than western grey water, contaminated with chemicals of all kind. In Ghana grey water mostly consists of suds and can easily be used to water trees. We would like to use grey water in the sanctuaries to water Pawpaw-Trees and Passion-Fruits. The major problem is roaming goats.