The Ghanaian nonprofit, Home of Care and Protection, or HOCAP for short, provides care and protection to deprived orphans, children, and widows in poor communities by encouraging self-sustaining development through education, health care, advocacy, small-scale enterprise, and sustainable farming.
HOCAP works in rural communities in southern and southeastern Ghana. These villages each have unique concerns and needs, which HOCAP aims to address through tailored solutions that are based on community assessments and local involvement. But they also have some overarching, recurring gaps that HOCAP aims to address.
These gaps often include inadequate access to quality education for community children, intermittent access to healthcare and preventive medicine, obstacles to reaching commercial markets, and a lack of training or tools to improve farming and other economic projects.
The project will address the education, health care, and economic needs of rural Ghanaian communities ranging in size from 200 - 1,000 people. Currently HOCAP is focused on the community of Nyitawuta, in the Akatsi North district in the southeastern part of the Volta region.