Photos from a Ghanaian Village

A few weeks Ghana WASH conducted video shows in a few of the communities we’ve been building latrines in. The purpose of the video shows was to sensitize the community on the need of proper sanitation and to determine whether the community is ready to continue with the Open Defecation Free (ODF) evaluation process. Some communities in Ghana are designated ODF by the Government of Ghana. The idea is to give the community the a sort of badge of honor when all its community members stop open defecating. And other communities can look look at ODF communities and also strive be get the designation.

Before the video show, we walked around the community between 4pm and 6pm to take photos to show to the community during the video show. Here are some of the photos I took:

Men playing Spa, a popular card game in Ghana, under a tree.

Men playing Spa, a popular card game in Ghana, under a tree.

A woman preparing some food.

A woman preparing some food.

Children love to be photographed.

Children love to be photographed.

A woman grinding corn at the mill.

A woman grinding corn at the mill.

Girls fetching water from a stream.

Girls fetching water from a stream.

Just another Ghanaian child scared of a white man.

Just another Ghanaian child scared of a white man.

And you can thank me later for not posting any open defecation photos.

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About Ryan

I'm serving in Ghana as a Peace Corps volunteer for 27 months. View all posts by Ryan

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