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We have a number of beautiful baskets available after this year’s trip to Yakote. Large $35, medium $25 and small $15. It all goes directly back to the women to support new efforts.
On a Sunday morning in November I took 5 local girls who are all doing well in junior high school to the market in Pelungu to buy each of them a goat. After several hours of bargaining we managed to … Continue reading
Everyone in yakote is celebrating the projects that were accomplished
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
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.