By Rtn. Liliane Lalonde McKennirey
In April 2015, the Chief of the village “Dzogadze” in the Volta Region of Ghana, sent a plea for funds to build much needed proper latrines with a septic tank to replace the overflowing pits that were causing health problems especially with the women.
Thanks to Nepean-Kanata Rotary Club and Dehon Catholic Church Community’s financial support, we decided to undertake raising the needed funds of $15,000.00 plus. The latrines started in September 2015 when the first installment of funds was received.
By Christmas 2015, the blocks had been built with pictures sent and shared. In November, we organized a musical evening with music generously provided by Baobab Tree, Goulbourn Male Chorus, Orkidstra, Tracy Whalen and Betty Ann Bryanton. we also sold African Bronze Honey up till Christmas. In all, $18,000.00 was raised and sent over.
At the moment, the village is waiting for the contractor to install the piping and toilets. This month of February 2016, the Chief, Torgbi Agblah indicated that the project should be finished by Easter, or the end of March 2016.