Self Help Young Adult Training Center in Ghana

Jan 31, 2014

Abass continues to make progress

Abass inside the incubation house
Abass inside the incubation house

Abass Kwarteng graduated from high school in 2007, but due to financial constraints he was unable to further his education. In March 2013, he enrolled at the Frances and Virginia Training Center and is now enjoying success as a small business owner.

After successful completion of his training at the center in June, Self-Help International granted Abass a loan of $250 to start a mushroom business. By September, Abass had hired an employee and just begun to build his incubation and cropping houses using materials he found locally. A visit by SHI staff in January 2014 showed a new and different picture. Construction is complete and Abass’s mushroom business is on sound footing.

Many young people, men and women, are on the streets of Kumasi and Accra looking for non-existent jobs. Some engage in robbery and prostitution. Abass could have been one of them. Thanks to courses offered at the Frances and Virginia Training Center he is not. Abass is confident in what he is doing and the sky is his limit.

Thank you for your assistance. Your kindness has made it possible for Abass and other young men like him to find success.

Sterilization unit
Sterilization unit



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Project Leader

Nora Tobin

Executive Director
Waverly, IA United States

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