Over 3.5 million people die a year from water-related diseases.
That is a staggering number, but to truly understand the water crisis across the developing world, you must look into the faces of people in communities whose reality is one without clean water. Two such communities are the village of Tsipasi and the network of villages called Korpehem, all in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana, West Africa.
Providing these communities with clean water was our first step in joining hands with the communities and helping them break the cycle of poverty.
Our first well was installed in the village of Tsipasi, in Ghana, West Africa.
The village’s name ironically means, a place with abundant water, but the unfortunate reality is that the people of the village were without access to clean water until they received their well.
After three successful Water Rides and generous contributions to the water project, we installed two wells in Korpehem, for a total of three wells, and began construction of The Move Project Academy. the Academy will serve approximately 200 children in the Korpehem area as well as the adults in the community by offering English classes and business workshops.
Together, we are helping create a new reality for the people of Tsipasi and Korpehem.
After we completed the installation of the wells, we completed a needs assessment to determine what project would come next in partnership with the villages. The project plan for our water initiatives is as follows:
For a full list of completed, active, and future projects, read the Our Work section here.
As our primary fundraiser for clean water and education projects, 100% of the proceeds from our Water Rides are allocated to projects. We rely on generous individuals and corporate sponsors to cover all overhead so you can be sure every penny you donate goes directly to this important work.
To learn more about the ride, read stories of those who have ridden with us for clean water, or register for our next Water Ride, click HERE.
If you're unable to ride with us, you can still make a a tax deductible donation toward the project by selecting the Donation ticket option or scrolling to the bottom of this page and clicking the Donate button.
The Water Ride is an annual bike ride with the purpose of raising money and awareness for clean water and education projects in Ghana Africa. The Water Ride began in 2013 with a small group of people riding to provide access to clean water for our neighbors in Tsipasi, Ghana that had never before had access. To date we have installed three water wells and have moved to the second phase of our community development plan which is education. We are happy to let you know that 100% of the proceeds go directly to our work in Ghana. Always have, always will!
We have had hundreds of riders participate in this event over the past several years. As the event continues to grow year after year, we have been honored to connect with hundreds of riders and hear their stories about why they chose to ride.
We love hearing their stories, and now have the ability to share them with you. Follow along on the journey by using #WHYIRIDE on social media.
See you on the trail!
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