Help 25 Ghanaian women create jobs where they live

 
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Help 25 Ghanaian women create jobs where they live

Help 25 Ghanaian women create jobs where they live
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Graduation

Graduation
Here is one of our first clients receiving her certificate of achievement after our business education class from two of the founders of Lumana Samantha Rayner and Karin Avelleneda. (view small | med | large | orig)

At the market

At the market
A typical day at the market for our borrowers. Many of the women we work with in rural Ghana sell a huge variety of wares to make ends meet, walking around the market you get to see the amazing diversity of products offered. (view small | med | large | orig)

Unity is Strength

Unity is Strength
Here is a photo of one of our all star clients Justine Kudese(on the left) and her cooperative Unity is Strength wearing their homemade Lumana T-shirts that they surprised us with on our last trip to Ghana! (view small | med | large | orig)

Chatting with Margaret

Chatting with Margaret
Here is one of our cooperative members Margaret and her beautiful baby sitting down to chat with us after she drops off her savings account deposit at the weekly meeting. (view small | med | large | orig)

Selling provisions by the roadside

Selling provisions by the roadside
Here is an example of a starter business that a loan as small as $100 can start for a woman in our program. With the profits from this road side stand she plans to save for her family and hopefully get her own store one day. (view small | med | large | orig)

Community Meeting

Community Meeting
Here is a picture of some of the women we work with at a community meeting speaking about the issues that matter in their village. This is one of the venues we use to collaborate with and learn from the communities we work with. (view small | med | large | orig)

4 Graduates

4 Graduates
Here are four happy ladies who have just finished a Lumana business education course, they move forward from these classes with a savings account, new knowledge about how to make their business more efficient and profitable and a loan to help it grow. (view small | med | large | orig)

Smoking shrimp

Smoking shrimp
Our fishing cooperatives are some of the most hardworking women on earth, their perseverance is an amazing testament to what you can accomplish if you put your mind to something. Because of Lumana's loans and educational offerings the women who prepare fish and shrimp don't have to buy on credit anymore and have been able to increase their profits and start to save for their families future. (view small | med | large | orig)

Patience leading a meeting

Patience leading a meeting
Here is a picture of Patience one of our original employees, a local woman from the district where we work who took charge of her cooperatives and gave us the cultural insight we needed to make sure they would succeed. Lumana employs all local Ghanaians to teach our classes in the traditional dialect of the region Ewe and to work with our cooperatives to collect their repayments. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Lumana

Seattle, WA, United States
http://www.lumana.org

Project Leader

Cole Hoover

Director of Programs
Seattle, WA United States

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