To improve the socioeconomic status of the rural women in Ullo, our team of 10 will take the appropriate steps to ensure our process runs smoothly and effectively. In the present moment, we are researching and implementing drying and storing processes for over (estimated) 1600 metric tonnes of shea nuts.
Currently, the community of Ullo, Ghana has a school that houses between 1000 and 1500 students. Every day, cooks are making 2-3 meals a day for these students using stoves by the school in the kitchen area. The kitchen uses about 3500 L of water every day. The current stoves being used are shown in the figure to the right.
The primary objective of this project is to expand the learning opportunity of the students of Ullo by helping them explore new and in-depth agricultural practices. The secondary objective of this project is to show the community members and local farmers how relatively simplistic a rain water catchment system is to build.
Ullo has a population of around 10,000 people and is rapidly growing (projected by 1,000 more a year). Additionally, the clinic is frequently needed by the students of the Ullo Senior High School and is in high demand during the Malaria season.
The second dam in the Ullo community is at the border between Ullo and a neighbouring town called Ul-Gozu. This implies that it is a busy place and especially during market days traders and farmers move to and from communities for trade and commerce. This has however proven to be dangerous in the past few months as the spillway which served the dam seems not to be serving its intended purpose.