Ghana Trip Summary
“I've been home for almost 3 weeks and as I sit in my beautiful home and type this blog I think about what I have and how privileged I am.
Privilege because I have so much, clean water coming out of my taps, a solid roof over my head and a glass of wine in my hand.
But mostly because I've had the privilege of getting to see how our Trust is saving and changing lives.
It was a hard trip, emotional and draining, but what we have achieved makes every hour, every minute, every second spent worthwhile.
With the time I have spent in Ghana I have been able to see how your donations have saved and changed lives.
- We are now distributing over 40 water filters a year, giving 1000s of people access to clean water for the first time.
- We are just about to insure our third school giving over 300 children life saving medical care.
- We have completed 3 sustainable water projects giving 1000s of people easy access to water.
- We have maintained or fixed 5 boreholes, giving 1000s of people access to water once again.
- We have another 6 sustainable projects underway and will hopefully complete all of them within the next 6 months.
I never dreamed of achieving so much. I never dreamed of seeing the benefits we have given to so many people.
It's better than a dream, to have been lucky enough to get the support of so many people, to see how your funds and fundraising make a difference and to get the privilege to visit the communities we help.
My highlights are always time spent with the children and this trip I met some amazing kids that filled my heart with love and warmth.
Day by day we do make a difference. Day by day we do save and change lives.
It's truly amazing how with a little bit of time, a little bit of energy and a lot of belief you really can make positive changes in this world.
A million thank-yous to everyone who has and continues to support us.”
Founder of the Helen Hodgkins trust.