What we do..

Rainwater Harvesting

Each project begins in partnership with: the Ghanaian Health Service, the Education service, selected schools, their PTA and staff teams, and our team of Ghanaian builders. Once the areas and specific schools in most need have been identified by the Department of Education, the Village by Village team start by providing the facilities needed for hand-washing to take place.

Polytanks (plastic water tanks) and guttering are used to collect rainwater to support hand-washing. With the use of a veronica bucket (a plastic container designed with a tap at the bottom) water is released into a bowl acting as a sink.

All equipment can be locally replaced and repaired by those within the community, increasing the longevity of the project.

A six month supply of soap is provided to the school for project implementation alongside the Head Master’s signed commitment to continue to supply soap. This is a resource they will already have access to as soap is cheaply available in Ghana; however it is currently only associated solely for clothes washing.

The Problem

How can Rainwater Harvesting help?


The Impact

Be part of lasting, sustainable change for children in rural Africa

Volunteer Overseas

Volunteering will probably be one of the most worthwhile things that you ever do.

We take around 50 volunteers a year out to Africa. Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Bricklayers, Mechanics, and students, all pay their own costs and raise money for the projects they work on.

We have opportunities to work on a wide range of projects that save lives and create transformational change.

Without volunteers, many projects would not exist. Discover our volunteer opportunities.

Donate to a project, or fund one!

Every day, millions of children around the world face injustice and violence. Too many families are suffering needlessly.

But there is hope... Village by Village is a community-led organisation that works with children on effective, long-term solutions to fight poverty and injustice.

Make a one-off/monthly donation or fund an entire school, clinic, or transformational change project.

Will you be a part of this long-term change, by making a donation today?

Since 2006 we have helped over 30,000 people living in poverty

Projects We've built

Schools, preschools & libraries

Wells, rain water harvesting projects, and boreholes

Health clinics

Toilet projects with hand washing programmes

Projects we've run 

Scholarships for children to educate their way out of poverty

Teach2Teach sessions

Villages reached

Girl empowerment projects

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