Ghana Water Project-766 Project-Rotary International
Jan 04, 2024 7:01 AM
Walter Hughes
Ghana Water Project-766 Project-Rotary International

Walter Hughes is a White House Champion of Change. He earned Rotary’s
Vocational Service Leadership Award and Rotary Foundation’s Citation for
Meritorious Service. Walter’s team provides clean water and sanitation to 917,277
people in Africa. Walter is a member of the Salem, Virginia Rotary Club in District
7570. Our team’s goal is to reach 1 million lives changed by 2024. Our team
partners with 321 Rotary Clubs in 78 Rotary Districts in 32 U.S. states, 5
Canadian Provinces and 14 countries including Ghana, Mexico, India, Australia,
Switzerland, Taiwan, England, South Sudan, Pakistan and South Africa. He also
partners with Fondation Coup de Couer and many
non-profit organizations. His personal items are in
Smithsonian Museum collections and highlighted
at Rotary International Conventions. His team
built ten schools in Ghana. Lives are impacted by
clean water improved sanitation with Microflush
toilets, new medical equipment and stronger
schools. We are empowering communities to
dream and lead. Micro-credit loans for wells,
toilets, farms and businesses are increasing the
long-term impact of communities in Ghana.
Walter has 20 years’ experience working in Africa. Our early Rotary projects
located wells in communities with the highest incidence of Guinea worm disease in
Ghana and South Sudan partnering with the Carter Center. The World Health
Organization certified Ghana as free of Guinea worm disease in 2014. He traveled
to South Sudan in 2013 and again during the civil war in November 2015 to inspect
Rotary’s clean water project there. Rotary is close to eradicating both Guinea
worm disease and polio from the world.
He worked as the Director of Strategic Technology at America Online. He served as
a New Hope Methodist Church pastor. He’s a long-term missionary. His mission
team built 18 churches in Ghana and Uganda. They’ve baptized over 1,100 people.
Walter and his wife, Lisa, live in Callaway, Virginia. They have six children and three
grandchildren together. Walter and Lisa are members of Franklin Heights Church in
Rocky Mount, Virginia. He enjoys tennis, gardening, hiking and changing lives.
Walter’s Cell: 540-493-4715 Email Address:
Recent Videos of Water, Sanitation, Disease Prevention & Economic Development
Keeping Promises 2023:
Rotary Grant 23-38088:
Rotary Grant 22-29944:
Rotary Grant 21-18484:
Rotary Grant 20-11510: Done.
RI Video on our Clean Water:
Tenis Ses Promesses 2023: (French)
Région est du Ghana du projet 21-18484: (French)