It’s amazing what can happen in just over a year! As a result of your incredibly generous support, we have been able to rent a farm in Ghana where local men and women can grow rice to sell in the local marketplace.
Over the last 12 months, the revenue generated has made a huge difference to the lives of so many Ghanaians. Prior to this initiative, a local school – known as "the school with no name" – was in a dire situation. Although the Ghanaian education department paid for the principal and three teachers, the school was not officially
Many of the 180 children who attend the school come from a 60-mile radius and are too poor to afford the associated costs – uniforms, exams and school meals – of a regular state school. And although the school with no name does not provide food, water or residential facilities, for many of these children it is their only choice. Now, thanks to the revenue from the farm we can begin to build walls and secure a permanent corrugated roof to two of the school buildings. We will also be able to drill a borehole to supply fresh water, meaning the school no longer has to buy water from the local village at exorbitant prices – all thanks to your support.
The school isn’t the only local establishment benefiting from the market. The additional funds have also allowed for the development of a vocational training
In 2014, 10 women from the surrounding villages benefited from this vocational training. These women have been producing bags,