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Bumper Crops for Bimma Farms

Corn farmers had bumper crops this year. The photo is of one of the farms near Bimma Village, which is supported by the Rotary Club of Leigh.

A Stake in the Future

Nicholas’ tree planting competition is getting underway again. Children who are three years away from leaving school pick the saplings they’re going to look after. Prizes for the best tree in three years time.

SpecSavers in Ashanti

Here’s a photo of Nana Ab Roy, Chief of Mpantuase Village, dancing at the durber the village held in his honour. The rest of his stay was spent dispensing secondhand specs and testing eyes. He and his team distributed 2,000 specs during the ten days they were there – a...

SpecSavers in Ashanti

SpecSavers visited our Eye Clinic in Gyetiase-Nsuta for ten days in July.  They did a fantastic job treating local people, as well as the not-so-local who often came from many miles away.  During the short time they were there, they carried out 1,300 eye tests and dispensed over 2,000 spectacles....

September Fund-Raising

Saturday was the day of our sponsored walk – a 8-mile stroll down the canal from St Pancras in central London to Limehouse. The city looks different from this perspective, and walkers were very cheerful and interested in what they saw, and specially pleased to be able to go home...

Microcredit Arrives at Adutwam

The photos are of microcredit workers from Adutwam village. Each has had business training and produced a business plan, and has been given a loan of Ghc.200 to Ghc.400. We’re so impressed by Adutwam that we’ve even offered the whole village a loan to buy itself a food processing machine...

Computers Come to Bimma Village

Bimma is the second of our villages to be given a computer room, this time thanks to the generosity of the Leigh Rotarians.  Bimma is waiting for some 2nd hand laptops to be delivered but meanwhile we’d be really grateful if anyone could provide any more. Our volunteers can clean...

New Roof for the Clinic

Unfortunately, our plans for the clinic roof didn’t work out and we’re being forced to use aluminium roofing sheets to keep out the rain. It’s a lot of work, but at least we’ll be waterproof from now on.

Teak Tree Planting Project

Nicholas runs a very successful tree-planting project in Ashanti. Each child who is within three years of school leaving age is given a seedling to look after. The seedlings need protection against goats and chickens, and of course a lot of water. The tree that grows best wins its carer...

Gyetiase Village Says Thank You

Here’s the text of a very grateful thank-you letter sent from Gyetiase village to the donors who funded the village’s water connection to the new borehole at Tadiesa. Dear Sir/Madam,LETTER OF APPRECIATIONThe Elders, Committee Members and the Entire Community of Gyetiase express their profound gratitude to you for the provision...