Vibrant Village Foundation
Mapping & Research Project on Water Access and Distribution
Upper West Region of Ghana
The Vibrant Village Foundation is a private Family Foundation based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2010, the Vibrant Village Foundation provides project support to NGO programming in Portland, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and seven countries internationally. The Vibrant Village Foundation invests in the potential of communities around the world. We provide support in the areas of nutrition and health, clean water, agriculture, education, arts and economic development. Our goal is to achieve results that are measurable and long-term to improve individual lives.
Vibrant Village Foundation in Ghana is seeking a qualified individual to lead a study and mapping
project on the access and distribution of water resources in the village of Fielmon and surrounding
areas in the Upper West Region of the country. The Fielmon area is dispersed geographically with a
population of approximately 20,000 people spread across 18 villages. This study will identify sitespecific data and problems with access to water in the Fielmon area to help Vibrant Village staff and local community members in planning the best possible locations for future water points (boreholes or piped water). The study is expected to last 3 months in total, including approximately 1 month of fieldwork in Ghana. The Foundation will pay transportation, living expenses, and some equipment costs. Expected start date is June, 2013.
Upon completion of fieldwork for this study, the researcher will produce a report on the access and
distribution of water resources in the Fielmon area, including: