Over 500,000 people in need
The Greater Accra area is located along the Gulf of Guinea and includes the district of Ga West. Ga West was once almost entirely rural, but the growth of the country’s capitol has resulted in a significant population increase, posing infrastructure and resource challenges, including access to safe water. The densely populated towns of Ga West have additionally resulted in significant pollution of available surface water with microbial contaminants. Although there are many obstacles to overcome, Safe Water Network’s approach is well suited for densely populated areas; the potential pool of consumers provides locally operated Safe Water Stations with a significant customer base, which keeps the price of water at an affordable rate.