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Vic Mensa is not new to using his platform to help the less fortunate and does so once again for natives of his father’s homeland. The Chicago rapper is heading a major effort to bring drinking water to his ancestral village in Ghana by way of his nonprofit.

Vic Mensa, 29, shared in a statement from a story published by Billboard that his nonprofit, Let Them Drink Water, will bring clean drinking water to his family’s village and other surrounding areas.

“We’re building 3 Boreholes in different communities in Ghana to provide clean drinking water; the first being the Asokore Zongo in Koforidua where my family lives, which is already built. The other locations are a nearby community called Efiduase and then our ancestral village in the Volta Region Amedzope,” Mensa offered in that statement. “Most people in communities like this in Ghana experience constant water borne diseases.”

Mensa is gearing up to perform at the Black Star Line Festival, which takes place in Accra, Ghana on Jan. 6 and features fellow Chicago stars Chance The Rapper and Jeremih, along with T-Pain, Erykah Badu, M.anifiest, and more. Proceeds from the festival will go towards building the boreholes, which cost $15,000 each to build.

Salute to Vic Mensa for his efforts to bring clean water to Ghana, and best wishes to him and the rest of the performers.

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