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Moringo Tree

These photos are of the moringo tree. It’s apparently terrifically nutritious, and Martha recognises it and hopes she’s seen it in Ashanti. If so, it might make a world of difference.  

A New Client in Mpantuase

For many years now, Ashanti Development has received grants from a Swiss charity, based in Basle. From time to time, they’d send someone to Ashanti to inspect the way we’d spent their money, and – since the work was carried out by Nicholas – the result was always great satisfaction....

Communicating By Drums

… and speaking of drums, here are a couple of photos of the ones Goldington Green Academy bought for Gyetiase Primary School.

Martha Visits Goldington Green

Our Chair, Martha Boadu, visited Goldington Green Academy in Bedford recently.   The school is twinned with Gyetiase Primary in Ashanti, and recently saved enough money to buy Gyetiase a set of drums. Martha told the children what it was like to grow up in Ashanti, and about the traditions and...

Tables and Chairs for Kyebi

Kyebi is quite a large town, not far from Ashanti Development’s headquarters.  It’s very very poor, but it’s always seemed too big for us to start working with. Still, it’s nice to be able to do little things for them. The District Director of Health recently asked if we’d donate...

Gyetiase Office

I’m sure you’ll agree that Ashanti Development is becoming a mega elegant organisation. Here’s a picture of our extremely up-market, on-trend offices in Gyetiase. One room will be an office for Nicholas, a second is an office for a microcredit supervisor, and there’s also a storeroom.

Worth Going Out Of Your Way For

The District recently asked if we’d pay part of the cost of a latrine block beside Kwamang Hospital, for the patients. David was very keen – he’s invented a nifty new latrine design, much cheaper than the normal KVIP – so we agreed. Unfortunately, David’s design only partly worked because...

Buy Your Christmas Presents Here

Volunteers Dawn and Paul are selling Ashanti Development jewellery again this Christmas. It is made by the women of Dadiase, the village they sponsor, and makes a beautiful gift, with all proceeds going back to Ashanti. Necklaces £8;  wrap necklaces £6; string necklaces £5; bracelets £2; earrings £3; and kente...

Skates On For Bimma

  The project to develop Bimma village was led by Rotarian Barrie Coates. He lives in the same street as four young children, Ellie, Gabby, Ella and James, who decided to organise a skateathlon to raise money for the children of Bimma. They succeeded in raising a magnificent £13 which,...