Empower Marginalized Young Women in Ghana

by A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN)
$34,846 Raised
total goal
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A Ban Against Neglect breaks the cycle of poverty among young mothers in Ghana by helping them to empower themselves and their communities, and teaching them how to nurture their families and the environment. Our empowerment program identifies vulnerable young mothers in rural areas near Accra, providing them with opportunities to flourish in their communities. We teach her to nurture her child, build secure job opportunities and invest in her community.


ABAN was founded in 2010 to create a solution to two issues plaguing Accra, Ghana: the 60 tons of plastic waste that end up on the streets of every day and the 30,000 children that sleep on these same streets.


In our holistic school-based program, marginalized women learn life, business, and vocational skills to graduate with the ability to create or earn a job. They receive the tools necessary to practice a trade, make a living and become self-reliant leaders of their communities. Each girl graduates from ABAN with over $200 USD and the skills to use it wisely to provide herself and her child with a brighter future.

Long-Term Impact

Our mission at ABAN isn't just to sponsor girls. Our mission is to empower these women to change their lives and their environment in order to provide a better future for themselves and their children. These women are offered hope and a future. After graduating our empowerment program, these women are able to give back to their community and help pull other women out of the cycle of poverty. Our goal is the restoration of girls living in harmony with their community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN)

Location: Carrboro, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.aban.org
Project Leader:
Lindsay Sebastian
Chapel Hill, North Carolina United States
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