Train 20 Women to Make Soap & Prevent Trafficking

by Challenging Heights Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

In order to combat child trafficking, 20 women will learn how to make soap and other skin care products. Poverty is one of the main root causes of trafficking in Ghana and women are disproportionately affected by poverty. This training will enable these 20 women to become economically independent and secure. Participants in the training will set up a cooperative, ensuring collective success and support.

$5,000
total goal
$4,800
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

Senya Beraku is a souce community for child trafficking in Ghana. Oftentimes, parents are hardpressed to care for their children and traffickers use this to prey upon their vulnerability. The parents are deceived and believe they are sending their child to a better life, but instead the children are forced into modern slavery on Lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world. When families are economically secure, children are at less risk of being trafficked.

Solution

When women are successful, they re-invest their money into their families more than men. By targetting women, we will be investing into the protection of generations to come. These 20 women will be able to create a business for in-demand products allowing them to break the cycle of poverty. By establishing economic stability, their children will be at less risk of being trafficked.

Long-Term Impact

In our past projects with women, when they are financially secure, their children are more likely to be enrolled in school. These children then have access to higher education opportunities, allowing the cycle of poverty and vulnerablity to be broken.

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Organization Information

Challenging Heights

Location: Winneba, Central - Ghana
Website: https:/​/​www.challengingheights.org
Project Leader:
James Kofi Annan
Mr.
Winneba, Central Ghana

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