Supporting Community Development in Northern Ghana

$250 $19,750
Raised Remaining


This program works with 53 community-based organizations in northern Ghana to address causes of hunger and poverty in 104 villages with a total population of over 150,000.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Despite a recent shift towards a more democratic government, the resource poor Upper East Region has not developed a strong civil society as a basis for rural development. Over 80% of the population work as subsistence farmers and are vulnerable to periodic drought and increasing pressure on arable land. Viable community organizations are critical for effective, sustainable initiatives to enhance livelihood security. Such organizations also play an important advocacy role

How will this project solve this problem?

Training to strengthen the capacity of leaders and members of the associations to manage their self-help efforts to undertake food security and livelihood activities.

Potential Long Term Impact

Build strong community associations capable of addressing the priority needs of members by negotiating their interests and building alliances with other civil society organizations to influence local policy and promote community development.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $250

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $250 as of May 12, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $20,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $250 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Bolgatenga, Ghana

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