News Blog

Sad for PSK

Many of you know about the recent legislation to cut the number of Unit Committees in every electoral area. What’s more, whereas previously representatives were elected, they are now nominated by government. At many villages this change has wrought havoc. Former, possibly hard-working and responsible Unit Committee members are furious...

Nyinampong’s Turn for Household Latrines

Nicholas reckons that Nyinampong is one of the poorest villages he’s ever seen, so there was great rejoicing last week when he was able to tell them that a sponsor had been found for their household latrines.  The meeting was well attended, although many people were preparing for marketday the...

Gala for Ghana

An evening of dance, featuring members of The Royal Ballet including Principals Edwart Watson, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb and Rupert Pennefather, will be performing in aid of Ghanaian charity Ashanti Development. Sunday 2 February 2014 Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, SW7 2BS Box office: 020 7591 4314 Ticket...

Three Little Maids from School

Comfort, Yah and Janet are very happy because their village, Adutwam, recently joined in our microcredit project. They’ve been through the training, worked out business plans, and now they say they’re earning good money with their loans. Better still Swiss donors, BasAid, have just made Adutwam a grant to buy...

Paul Becomes Chief of Awanya Village

The photo shows Paul becoming Chief of Awanya Village. Awanya invited him to take this on in thanks for his effort in collecting (via Crowdfunder) enough money to give every household its own latrine. Paul was born in Ghana, and given the Ghanaian name of Kwasi Mensah at birth. In...

Lake Bosomtwe

Lake Bosomtwe, near Kumasi, is a beautiful place to spend a weekend. This is the view from our bedroom windows.

Presents from Ashanti

Ashanti Development ‏@AshantiCharity 6m … describes the jewellery industry in Dadease and Mpenya, Dawn and Paul’s sponsored villages. Have a look.  This may be the answer to all your Christmas present problems?

More About SpecSavers

Misery – can’t transfer my photos from my iPad to my computer without skilled teenage help. I’m hoping to get some tomorrow (ie teenage help) but meanwhile here’s a SpecSavers video, made for Ashanti Development

Gyetiase Visit

There’s a lovely video about Gyetiase by Linda Livni at

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.