MoneyGram International Provides Water for Blind Students in Ghana

| August 9, 2012

MoneyGram International is recognised throughout the world as a leader in international money transfer. The organisation is also personate about giving back to the communities across Africa and rest of the world.

This time it was in Ghana at Wa Methodist School for the Blind and Asuboi community in Ashanti.

Students and teachers of Wa Methodist School for the Blind have struggled on a daily basis to get water as a result of the breakdown of the only manual water borehole for the school for couple of years before MoneyGram International and its partners’ came to the rescue.

The new borehole project was estimated at GHc 16,000 (£6,000) was constructed by MoneyGram and its partners, following a media report which highlighted the plight of the students in accessing potable drinking water.

Similarly, MoneyGram also fulfilled its promise of providing to the people of Asuboi in the Offinso Municipal of the Ashanti Region in Ghana with potable water. The two boreholes were also in response to the plight of the community who faced blindness as a result of invasion of black flies was estimated at GHc 25,000. (£10,000)

The local community with an estimate of 2,500 residents were infected by worms that cause river blindness from drinking contaminated water. Health officials could not attend to residents because of the poor road network which had cut off the community from the rest of the Offinso Municipal.

Link to YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L552vYTf3Ps
Mrs Joana Appiah- Dwomoh (Deputy Regional Minster – Ashanti) said it is quite exciting to see MoneyGram executing such a life changing project for the Asuboi community.

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