Kongo is a village community and Nabdam District in the northeast region of Ghana with around 150 households. It is also home to a Spiritual Renewal Centre (SRC) run by Capuchin friars. SRC is comprised of the Immaculate Conception Church, a retreat centre and a Marian Grotto, making it popular pilgrimage site. Twice a year, during major celebrations (Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and Feast of the Assumption), it attracts up to 5,000 pilgrims.
There are two water boreholes with hand pumps in the area. However, during summer season, the water supply is not enough for the whole community. People have to walk two or more kilometres to fetch water. The problem is even more acute during pilgrimage days: apart from long lines waiting for water, it is often not enough of it to meet the daily needs of pilgrims.
The project would involve drilling a borehole and installing an electric pump, two large water tanks and a pipe system, so that safe drinking water is conveniently accessible to both the local community and thousands of pilgrims. Capuchin Friars and the local Catholic community will be responsible for supervising the implementation of the project and, afterwards, the maintenance of the installation.