After nine days in Accra, we had the opportunity wrap up our experience in the city with an organization at the forefront of development, Innovations for Poverty Action. Their project in Accra took the best and brightest minds of America’s business consulting world and sent them to aid small scale entrepreneurs with $200 capital investment in hand for the businesses.
Unfortunately, due to our tight travel schedule, we did not have the chance to meet some of the beneficiaries, but we did manage to fit in a meeting with one of the project team members of IPA. He explained to us that the project concluded implementation activities in January 2010, and the organization is currently assessing and evaluating the impact of it. It’s too early to tell whether or not the project has successfully impacted the women’s businesses, but we can be relatively assured that the women learned a lot from the project and were highly appreciative of the capital funds.
Andrew and four other In-the-Field Travelers are currently in Ghana before they are making their way to Mali and Burkina Faso. They'll be visiting more than 30 GlobalGiving projects in the next month. Follow their adventures at http://itfwa.wordpress.com/.
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