Monthly Archives: May 2010

A SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM BEGINS

The sweet taste of success! On Monday, February 1, 2010, six mothers from the farming community of Guanwarre balanced 2 large kettles over wood fires, measured the rice, tomato paste, palm oil, and dried herrings. They then added some iodized salt and hot peppers in preparing the first of many midday meals for their new primary school. One hundred twenty students each brought a stick of firewood and their own bowls in anticipation of a nutritious and filling lunch of Jollof Rice. Continue reading

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COMMUNITY SANITATION FACILITIES

Ghana ranks 4th lowest in Africa for sanitation facilities. In Yakote and vicinity there are NO facilities. Each family uses the “bush” (read fields here), for relieving themselves.

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FARMING IMPROVEMENTS

The 127 yakote women farmers who make up the association met in October 2009 to prioritize their needs. High on their list was the construction of a grain storage facility. The women currently have developed their own farm plots of … Continue reading

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HEALTH CARE SUBSIDIES

One of the first project embarked on by the Yakote Women Farmers Association in 2009 was to provide a subsidy so that women could pay for the government health care card for a year. Approximately 100 women have now received … Continue reading

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KIDS FOR KIDS PROJECT

This project provides the funds to buy a goat for middle school age children so that they can raise money to pay for their secondary school fees. Many bright and eager students are not able to continue their education beyond … Continue reading

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