In a bid to promote and sustain integral human development of the poor and marginalized in the Upper East and North East Regions, the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocesan Development Organization (NABOCADO) has donated a water pump machine to the Wooredaa Women Farmers group at Wooredaa, in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.
The donation comes after the group’s water pump was stolen last October, leaving the women struggling to water their vegetables. NABOCADO, a Catholic non-profit organization, seeks to improve livelihood and food security, quality health and education delivery, equity, and peaceful coexistence in the Upper East and North East Regions.
Funded by MISEREOR, a Catholic Bishops’ organisation for Development Cooperation in Germany, the organization reinstated the farm equipment of the women to enable them to continue with their farming activities.
The group is part of an irrigation project being implemented by NABOCADO, covering eighteen communities across the two regions and targeting twelve communities for the provision of solar mechanized water systems for vegetable cultivation.
Mrs. Modesta Azumah, the leader of the women group, expressed gratitude to NABOCADO for the kind gesture and promised to guard the farm equipment for the realization of its purpose. She called on community members to help protect the equipment to enable the women to support their families and contribute meaningfully to the food basket of the community and the country at large.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mrs. Azumah said, “We are happy for the donation of the water pump, which will help us in our dry season gardening. We promise to protect it and use it for the purpose it is meant for, to contribute to the food security of our community and the nation at large.”
The donation of the water pump machine is expected to boost the Wooredaa Women Farmers group’s efforts to cultivate vegetables throughout the year, as it serves as an alternative source of livelihood for them to support their families.