Ayeldu

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business

Overview

Ayeldu is located in the Central Region of Ghana.  People in Ayeldu are primarily dedicated to fishing, cocoa growing, and animal raising.  There is a health center in Ayeldu called Ayeldu CHPS compound.  Students can attend school up until junior high school in the community, but for higher education, community members must look elsewhere.  There is no community bank so it is difficult to find a place for savings or loans services. Right now, the water access in the community is by river/creek or 2 boreholes.

District: Abura-Aseibu-Kwamankese

Region: Central

Homes : 461
Population : 3203
Water System : Borehole
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Partial Coverage
Health Center : Yes
Education : Up to Junior High School
Distance From Lodging Facility : 1 km

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

Global Brigades establishes medical brigades in Ayeldu in an effort to provide access to basic health care services to the community members.  In conjunction with the government-run Ghana Health Service, GB is working to improve healthcare in the region, The top illnesses that people in Ayeldu face are malaria, cough, and skin disease.

 

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades has not yet implemented Water Brigades in the community of Ayeldu. Currently, the community does have a water committee to help support the current infrastructure within the community.  Global Brigades plans to start water programming in the community of Ayeldu soon!

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

AYELDU ECONOMIC CHALLENGE

Community members in Ayeldu rely primarily on fish mongering and animal raising to make a living. Reliance on agriculture and lack of access to basic financial services make economic growth in the community a serious challenge. Global Brigades is having a Business Brigade come to the community within the next couple months to work with local businesses and help the local economy grow.