Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System

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Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System
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Country: Ghana
Volunteer(s) Name: G Yeich
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Pennsylvania
Funds community contributed: $2400
Percentage community contributed: 50%
Funds needed were: $1592.25
Funds requested were: $2323
PPCP #: 641-262
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Ghana 2009 (19).
Beaders' Community Workshop, Business Camp, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Junior High School, Cultural Club, Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System, Health Club, High School Kitchen, Kindergarten/Nursery School, Know the Facts: HIV/AIDS Film Shows, Kumasi Ventilated-Improved Pit Latrines for Community Schools, Lebali Group Work Structure and Business Training, Men as Partners (MAP), Polytank for a High School, Sex Workers HIV/AIDS Awareness … further results
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Other Projects in Ghana (41).
Beaders' Community Workshop, Business Camp, Camp BALL, Capacity-Building Workshop on the Health Benefits of Moringa, Cape Coast Field Trip, Community Rabbit-Rearing Project, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Junior High School, Cultural Club, Daughter to Work Day, Environment Club, Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System, Fufulso Schools Rainwater Collection System, Ghana Longboat HIV Educational Expedition (GLEE), HIV/AIDS Educational Murals … further results
State Flag of Pennsylvania.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from Pennsylvania (17).
Volunteers who served in Congo, Democratic, Andy Andrews, Denise Blake, Bukhara Future Leaders of Our World Camp, Bukhoro Sexual and Reproduction Health Training, Dale Butler, Community Center (Suriname), Community Garden Irrigation, Computer Learning Center, Dankpen Initiative to Oppose Forced Marriage, Robert Steele Davis, Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System, Flora Conservation, Maura J. Fulton, Girls' Conference 2009 … further results
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Info about the Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System


The goal of this project is to expand the capacity of a rainwater harvesting system that facilitates the teaching of organic vegetable production to sustenance farmers in Ghana. The Abrono Organic Farming Project (ABOFAP) is currently harvesting rainwater from the ABOFAP warehouse roof. The rainwater harvesting system consists of two 10,000-liter polytanks. The staff of ABOFAP would like to double the capacity of the current system by adding two more 10,000-liter polytanks.

ABOFAP is a small non-governmental organization that has been educating farmers in organic techniques such as vegetative compost, Neem insect repellent, and plant tea for the past eight years. During the last two years ABOFAP has provided practical, hands-on training in organic vegetable production in a demonstration garden located next to its office.

The staff of ABOFAP used the harvested rainwater from the current system during the dry season of 2008. The harvested rainwater met the crop watering requirement for only a third of the demonstration garden during the entire dry season period. ABOFAP would like to expand the rainwater harvesting system to allow for year-round cultivation of vegetables in the entire demonstration garden. The anticipated increase in the capacity of the rainwater harvesting system will provide the staff of ABOFAP with extra rainwater during periods of prolonged drought.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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