I’m part of Ashanti Development because...

I want to do whatever I can to make poverty history

Ashanti Development was set up in 2005, when London-based Ghanaians asked their friends and neighbours for help to improve the lives of people in their home villages. We are a 100 per cent volunteers’ charity and pay no salaries or wages for work done in the UK, though we employ staff in Ashanti.

Volunteers fund-raise for their projects and cover their own expenses. Every penny you donate is spent on our work in Ashanti.

Our mission

To relieve poverty and promote health and development in and around the Ashanti Region of Ghana by means including the provision of safe and accessible water.

Key principles


Our trustees and helpers in the UK are 100 per cent volunteers. Every penny we raise goes toward funding our programmes.


Villagers must contribute to every project by means including giving their labour free of charge.


We always consult our staff in Ghana and the villagers, and take account of their views at a formative stage in our planning.

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