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Pentem and Ongwase in Rush to Beat the Rains

Here is a photo of one of the recent ‘community sensitisation’ meetings at Pentem and Ongwase, neighbouring villages with a joint population of some 1,200. The villages were told that sponsors had offered to finance the materials for a latrine for each household, and they learned about the benefits latrines...

Nana Yaa’s Green Pepper Farm

A few years ago, the Rotary Club of Leigh sponsored the village of Bimma. They gave it enormous benefits, including clean water, latrines, school buildings/equipment/playground/computers, free school meals, a farm support scheme and gari plant (which is used to make long-life cassava) and microcredit.  This transformed the village and the...

Ishy and the Yams

Here’s an extract from a really nice email from Friends of Tafo NGO in the Volta Region. A couple of years ago Ishy set up a microcredit scheme there for us, and here’s what they say about her latest report: “Thank you very much for this excellent and concise report,...

Book Delivery

We’ve got a lot of books in Gyetiase that aren’t really appropriate for the children. So recently we invested a bit of money in books recommended by our librarian, Alex Adjei. Here’s Alex receiving them from the Adontenhene, Nana Adu.    

Big News

After umpteen years and no end of energy, Gyetiase finally has a clean water supply. The water comes from a borehole which the MDA drilled at Tadiesa. The District let us take it over, and Nicholas and Clement have just finished organising pipes and pumps to take it uphill to...

Congratulations to Ashanti Development Italia

A few days ago, Ashanti Development Italia finally raised all the money it needs to complete its clinic in Adutwam village. It wound up the process with a fund-raising dinner, dedicated to the memory of Davide’s mother and Mr Marfo. There is a video at http://ashantide.org/grandi-risultati/ of local Ghanaians, who...

A Letter from Nana Gyamfua Aduako II

The photo is of Nana Gyamfua Aduako II, Queen Mother of Kwahu-Tafo, who has written Ashanti Development a wonderful thank-you letter for setting up a microcredit project in her town. Here’s what she says: – I have heard … about the very remarkable generosity of your ‘Yen Daakye’ programme here...

Ghana Sings for Padua Primary School

Ashanti Development Italia is very active and have now collected enough money to finish the clinic they’re building at Adutwam village.   ADI recently visited the school at Padua which is twinned with the primary at Adutwam. At Padua, they gave a sort of lesson about Ghana, explaining how people...

Awanya Village Chief Gets What He Wants

37 household latrines, probably used by over 370 people, have now been completed at Awanya – a village so desperate for latrines that the Chief rang us persistently on his mobile till he got what he wanted. The latrines were sponsored by our Crowdfunder friends, with extra help from one...

Gyetiase Eye Clinic

The clinic at Gyetiase is pretty well finished. We’re looking for a part time eye nurse and a part-time optician to screen a short list of cataract patients. Dr Peter Osei-Bonsu, the Komfo Anokye Hospital eye surgeon, will then visit twice a month to operate. Meanwhile, Nana Ab Roy (see...