Clean Water At Duomo

Nicholas, our Country Director, is busy distributing Aquafilters to villages where we believe boreholes would never succeed. Here he is, giving them out to Duomo village. At present, each household has to pay Ghc.5 (just under £1) for a household filter, but from now on we’re going to sell them on microcredit terms. Like that, we’ll have money to replace them when they break.



Sponsored Walk

Saturday 12th September is the day of our annual sponsored walk, starting at 2pm from St Pancras Old Church, north London, and ending at Limehouse, eight miles later.

The photo shows some of last year’s walkers.  Some walked fast, others walked slowly, but we all managed to get there in the end.  Let’s hope the same is true of this year.

Sponsored walk 2014


Introducing Dagati

Here are some photos of the village of Dagati, which isn’t marked on any map. The cost of sanitation’s only £3,300 and it would make such a huge difference to their lives. (The water’s what they drink.)


Old man 2 Sheep and homes drinking water Centre village2 Centre village Bicycle menders

Two New Kindergartens

Here’s another photo of the new kindergarten at Mpantuase, funded by Ab Roy and his team.  It looks wonderful, and everyone is delighted with it.

The se cond photo is the new kindergarten in Bonkron, funded by our sponsors Softwire.  It is the biggest kindergarten in Sekyere Central.

Mpantuase KG finished Bonkron finished

A Taste of Ghana, – New Venue

Saturday July 11, 4pm – 7pm

We’ve had to change the venue for our party on Saturday at short notice. It will now be held at:

The Tenants’ Hall (there’s a garden too!)
Underneath Tresham
Lambs Conduit Passage
London WC1R 4RE.

Lambs Conduit Passage is a little pedestrian alley off Red Lion Square, and the nearest tube station is Holborn.

This new venue is probably nicer than the old one, with a paved garden, shady trees and of course lots of Jollof Rice and other Ghanaian food. Plus Ghanaian music, posters and very good company.

We’re all looking forward to seeing you there.

This Year’s Tree Planting

Nicholas created a tree planting project some years ago. It involves school children planting and looking after saplings for three years, and has resulted in thousands of trees being planted. Here’s this year’s project.

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Jolloff Rice

Have you booked to come to our summer party on Saturday 11 July?  Held on a rooftop, there will be plenty of Ghanaian food, music, posters and good company.   Book now on

And here’s a photo of our head cook, Martha Boadu, better known as Founding Director of Ashanti Development, waiting to welcome you.

Changing Lives

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.



A Second Taste of Ghana

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 and you’ll only have to pay £10 instead of £15 on the door.


A TOG 11 July 2015



Taste of Ghana, Telford

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

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