Founder Emma Hodgkins is traveling to Ghana on Monday 11th January.
It's a very exciting trip for Emma as she will be going back to where it all began.
Her time in Ghana will be spent:
- Visiting the school we insure every year, seeing how the medical insurance has made a difference
- Going back to the first ever village we gave a water filter too, seeing how this has made a difference to the health and productivity of the community
- Meeting some of the 11,000 people we have given clean water to over the past year and seeing how this has impacted their lives
- Distributing more water filters, making dreams and prayers come true with the gift of clean water
- Building stronger relations with our Ghanaian friends, finding out how we can support them in the future and ensuring we are spending our funds in the most productive way
- Plus, fingers crossed, seeing the digging of our first ever borehole (in memory of Matt Suttle)
Its been a busy and productive start to the year – planning and preparing, transferring funds out to Ghana for underground water searches for our first borehole, plus collecting donations.
Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time and effort to give us much needed clothes, shoes, blankets, toiletries and toys.
These gifts will make such a difference to the communities we support.
Emma isn’t travelling alone on this trip, Sue Gilbert will be spending six weeks teaching in Nkyenennkyenen. Sue is our first Helen Hodgkins Trust volunteer.
"This is a wonderful and humbling way to start a year. It's the first time I will be able to directly see the difference our charity has made. Getting to visit the communities we have supported and seeing the difference we have made is such a privilege.
I can't thank everyone enough for the efforts in fundraising, raising awareness and the generosity of so many people that has enabled us to do so much for people who desperately need our help."
This trip is not paid for from charity funds.
We promise that 100% of the funds we raise go directly to those who need it.
Emma and Sue are covering all the costs for their trip and their time spent in Ghana.