Category Archives: Projects

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.

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Goats for Girls

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

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women dancing and singing

Everyone in yakote is celebrating the projects that were accomplished

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yakote boy drummers

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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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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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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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