Obidan

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business

Overview

Obidan is located near the coast in the Central Region of  Ghana.  People in Obidan are primarily dedicated to farming.  The community has access to water through piped water from the Ghana Water Company and also three public standpipes.

District: Ekumfi

Region: Central

Population : 631
Water System : Yes

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Obidan but has not yet begun with the Medical Brigades program.  In conjunction with the  government run Ghana Health Service, GB is working to improve healthcare in the region including the support of establishing and training local Community Health Workers.  

 

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

OBIDAN’S WATER CHALLENGE:

One of the major challenges for the development of the community was lack of access to clean, sufficient water. Community members, mostly women and children, were forced to make numerous trips per day to local streams to retrieve and carry untreated water back to their homes. Contamination was often an issue for these low flowing, and often stagnant streams, negatively impacting the health of the community.

631

Project Beneficiaries

3

Standpipes

OBIDAN’S WATER SOLUTION:

The Ghana Water Company is in charge of water distribution and treatment in the region where Obidan is located. In 2016, Global Brigades worked with the GWC to modify and expand its distribution infrastructure to get treated water to strategic points within Obidan where 3 standpipes were built. These standpipes give the 631 community members living in Obidan, access to clean water, and meet the standards of the World Health Organization. By placing them in areas near the population, families spend less time and energy retrieving water for use in their homes.

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Obidan but has not yet begun with the Business Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, a market study and the establishment of a community business will start as soon as feasible.

Local Reference Points

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