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Breakthrough In Farming

We’ve been inspecting some of the farms on our farm support scheme. This provides training in modern farming methods as well as small loans for the farmers to buy good seeds, tubers, farm equipment and wellington boots to protect them from snakes. The good news is that not only are...

A New Mill For New Saviour

New Saviour Benin now has corn and cassava mills. The corn mill was originally installed in Mprim village, but became the subject of many disputes. We decided it was beyond us to manage this sort of thing, and removed the equipment completely. We gave it to New Saviour Benin village,...

Plugging the Hole in the Heart

The photo shows, on the left, Emmanuel, our favourite taxi driver, receiving money sent by Paul and Dawn. They’ve very generously offered to fund an operation for his little daughter, who has a hole in the heart. As soon as Emmanuel got the money, he rushed off to Accra to...

The Smile on the Motor Bike

The big smile on the motor bike belongs to Mavis, our microcredit manager. Many Ashanti women are reluctant to be seen on bike and motorbikes, but Mavis loves it, She needs to travel constantly from village to village, and the bike will speed things up no end.

The Sweet Sound of Money

Shop quality Ashanti Development honey, making its first sales. Congratulations to Dawn and Paul for working out a terrific project, which is seriously increasing the income of local people. Honey is now produced from 102 hives across sixteen Ashanti villages.

Never Forgotten

Early this week, a little ceremony took place in Gyetiase – the unveiling of a bust of Ashanti Development founder David Williamson. It was David who finally worked out how to get clean water to the village, and he was much beloved by the community. He would have very touched...

Sight and Sound

The Adontenhene of our village recently sent us a plea for help. He said he was going deaf, which must be a problem for a Chief who’s work includes judging disputes. So last December volunteer Mark gave Nana Adu an on-line hearing test, using his laptop. And this month, volunteer...

Skittling Success

The wonderful SpecSavers fund-raisers ran a skittles evening to raise money for their sponsored village, Mpantuase-Nkwabrim. No less that 73 people turned up to support them and they raised nearly £400.

A Great Day For Eyes

It’s been a great day for eyes in Gyetiase. SpecSavers sent us thousands more secondhand specs, and they’re going like hot cakes.

Hey Google, Tell Me A Story

Our friend Mark brought a ‘Google Home’ to Ghana last month. It’s the size of a doughnut, and tries to answer questions by searching for information on the web. In the little village of Gyetiase, it was a wow – everyone wanted to have a go. Mark mounted it in...