Hope for Ghana
917 Ivy Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Tax ID: 47-4814088
Q: What is Hope for Ghana doing in Africa?
Hope for Ghana is building schools, libraries and computer labs in the rural villages of Ghana where children are starving for opportunity. Schools are built in the most remote villages in Ghana where children attend "schools under a tree," or have no nearby access to school. Libraries and computer labs provide story books, encyclopedias, text books and learning software never before available. Hope for Ghana is providing access to clean water in remote villages where women and children walk long distances to fetch dirty water. Hope for Ghana is identifying villages in dire need of clean, potable water and drilling water boreholes with pumps to ensure a community’s most basic need while significantly reducing water-borne disease.
Q: How can I donate to Hope for Ghana?
Donations to Hope for Ghana are tax-deductible and are greatly appreciated. Donations may be made securely online, or you can mail your donation to: Hope for Ghana, 917 Ivy Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. You may consider a donation in your loved one's memory and honor. Hope for Ghana can dedicate a school, a classroom, a library and computer lab, or a water borehole so that your loved one's memory can live on and impact communities in Ghana for years to come. And don't forget to talk to your company about their matching gift program.
Q: How can I provide clean water to a village?
Water is Life! Women and children often have to walk long distances to fetch water, sometimes using dirty water from a river dam. Hope for Ghana works in collaboration with a Ghanaian water engineer and identifies villages in dire need of clean water, drills a borehole into the earth and attaches a pump so that villages have a healthy, clean source of water, free of disease. It costs only $3000 to provide potable water for a Ghanaian community. Please contact Hope for Ghana if you are interested in providing this life changing gift to a village in Ghana.
Q: How will my donation to Hope for Ghana be used?
Your tax-deductible donations to Hope for Ghana are used to build schools, libraries and computer labs, and bring access to clean water in villages in dire need of potable water. Donations pay the workmanship of my faithful team of Ghanaian masons, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, steel benders, welders and all the contributing members of the community, and donations pay for the materials that are all bought locally. Donations go towards buying thousands of books to fill the libraries, buying new computers as well as learning software for all ages and all subjects. Your donations are changing the infrastructure of communities in Ghana.
Q: How much of my donation goes to the mission in Ghana?
100% of your donation is used to complete Hope for Ghana's projects. A very special team of Ghanaians provides all the workmanship. Your donations pay for their labor and all locally bought materials. Books are purchased in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Though the learning software for a computer lab is purchased in the United States, the computer system in its entirety is bought in Accra. Hope for Ghana proudly continues to spend well over 95% of its donations overseas in Ghana, putting your donation directly in the hands of the Ghanaian people and Ghanaian companies.
Q: What is the future of Hope for Ghana?
The future of Hope for Ghana is very bright. Thanks to the generosity of donors around the world, Hope for Ghana will continue to build more schools, libraries and computer labs, and bring more clean water to villages in the neediest rural Ghanaian villages. Hope for Ghana is bringing hope and opportunity to Ghanaian villages, changing the lives of Ghanaian children and communities for generations to come. One village at a time.
“Hope for Ghana wants to bring education to every Ghanaian child. The next doctor, the next nurse, perhaps the next President of Ghana is sitting in front of us. The future of this village, the future of Ghana, and the future of our world is right here in this school.” – Steve Greene, MD