I would like to introduce you to Iddrisu Aziz Abdul Boare. We call him Iddrisu. Iddrisu is sitting on a Yamaha AG 100 motorcycle. This motorcycle is a blessing to him, and our continuing work to bring clean water to the Tolon and Kumbungu Districts in Northern Ghana. But you ask, who is the lovely gal sitting on the motorcycle with Iddrisu?
Iddrisu is the WATERisLIFE Ghana Country Director. He has worked with us for over 3 years, and has put himself through, and just recently graduated from the University for Development Studies in Wa, Ghana where he studied Integrated Development Studies with a focus on community development.
Iddrisu has been an incredible and integral partner and collaborator on the research and development of WATERisLIFE’s water project work in Ghana - and as matter of fact - was the individual who solely reached out and asked for help to bring clean water to districts in Northern Ghana. So Northern Ghana thanks you Mr. Iddrisu!
Yesterday, Iddrisu was presented with this motorcycle that will not only provide transportation, but will be a key component in WiL’s work to complete 290 community profiles in Northern Ghana - with the goal to bring clean water to save lives and transform these villages.
Now back to the lovely gal. This is Kori Fine. She lives in Arizona. WATERisLIFE shared the story how we are trying to raise the funding to get Iddrisu a motorcycle. He is working - as a volunteer - every day as we continue our research and development work in this area. He is finding free motorcycle rides, paying for taxis, walking and traveling all over the Districts to take meetings, work on admin and research projects, developing partnerships and getting his daily work completed. Somedays he would rise before 4 am to make sure that he would get into town to make a morning meeting. Sometimes he would travel by multitude modes of transport each day to reach his destination in town - kind motor-bikers, bicycle rides, taxi cab friends, and walking.
Back to Kori…who has traveled to Ghana on a previous WATERisLIFE team and knows Iddrisu. When she shared the story we told of Iddrisu desperately needing a motorcycle to continue the WiL work - she shared the story with her family.
Kori’s husband, Jeff couldn’t stop thinking about how hard Iddrisu persists to travel to accomplish this important work - and that Iddrisu is a volunteer for WiL. Impressive, and eye opening.
Jeff decided to sell his Harley Davidson. He put the money from the sale towards purchasing Iddrisu this Yamaha. This is inspiration! Changing the world comes in so many forms - and the gesture that was extended by Jeff and Kori Fine - is so overwhelming to all of us at WATERisLIFE. Thank you for taking the time to listen to Iddrisu’s story, believing in Iddrisu and the work we are doing in Northern Ghana, to bring clean water - and transform 290 villages.
So Kori and Iddrisu - sitting on the Yamaha together yesterday. A wonderful day of looking forward, planning big and believing that small things can truly change the world!
Learn more about the WATERisLIFE Ghana Clean Water Project, follow our progress on WATERisLIFE facebook and DONATE to help bring clean water to villages in Northern Ghana.
We, and Iddrisu thank you!