Help 25 Ghanaian women create jobs where they live


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Drug Abuse Kills Development

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of DRUG ABUSE KILLS DEVELOPMENT Although everybody has a choice to start any business of his will. Some businesses are more destructive and other building. Mrs Otieno decide to put up a brewing business in his estate, she made all efforts to make her business succeed. All the youths were now attracted with Mrs Otieno's business, they could now spend all the day drinking at this place. even others could be found early in the morning lying beside the road seeming they have spend the night there. This went on until there's no development in the village, even the rare opportunities found to employ the youths passed on without anybody intending to apply. it was only through the efforts of the area that the business was closed and Mrs Otieno summoned. Read more.
Related to project keywords: choice, employ, area, business, efforts


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Siaya, Kenya
Map of OPPORTUNITY Many people in Kadenge area depended so much on farming and fishing which did not do well. The fished small fishes and sell them to different parts of Siaya district. When Dominion farm reached the place, many things changed. People were employed to the farm as Guards, drivers and chairmen. Some also became secretaries and clerks. Business flourished in the region and even a health centre and a police post was built. Read more.
Related to project keywords: area, farming, business, built, opportunity

A Great Force Of Women Power

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of A GREAT FORCE OF WOMEN POWER Shimalavandu Women Group in Kakamega central is a vibrant organization that has been operating since the last 5 years. Under its able leaders it has been able to rise from humble beginnings to become a penacee in the community. the community now looks up to it as it provides a role model in farming activity like vegetable planting, tree planting and also undertaking a women lifting economic (merry go round) activity commonly referred to as table banking. Read more.
Related to project keywords: women, farming, able, leaders, provides

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Seattle, WA, United States

Project Leader

Cole Hoover

Director of Programs
Seattle, WA United States

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