When Ally married Rupert on 30 May, one of her wedding presents was the money to provide three first loans for Ashanti Development’s new microcredit project.
The photos are of Elizabeth, Afua and Abiba of Brofeyedru village, who were the first beneficiaries. They are extremely happy to have been included in the scheme. They believe it will change their lives.
Our annual summer party will be held on Saturday 11 July this year, from 4pm to 7pm on the roof of the Brunswick Centre in central London. Buy your ticket in advance via www.tasteghana.eventbrite.co.uk and you’ll only have to pay £10 instead of £15 on the door.
Earlier this month, Ashanti Development’s Telford Fundraisers organised a Taste of Ghana fund-raiser. It was a great evening, featuring not only some of the best Ghanaian food you’ll find in the UK, but also a performance by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, writer, broadcaster and poet, currently teaching at the University of Aberystwyth.
If you want to see what Ghanaian food looks like, try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeZby806vJ8
During a recent visit to Ghana, Dawn and Paul ran a five day training course on bee-keeping for seventeen villagers. They hope the participants may soon be able to sell honey for profit. Here are some photos. You can also see Antonella’s video of the training at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc59IMJXkT0&feature=youtu.be
Martha’s just back from Ashanti, where she visited a new village, exceptionally poor. It’s a community of settlers from the north, and one of the pictures below shows buckets of the water they’re drinking. We need some new village sponsors as a matter of urgency.