Ashanti Development

Registered Charity Number 1133517

Total raised
£3403.03 + £722.50 Gift Aid = £4125.53
+ £106.25 Gift Aid
+ £616.25 Gift Aid

About Ashanti Development

Ashanti Development was set up at the request of London-based Ghanaians who wanted to improve the quality of life of people in their home villages. These had formerly been cocoa farmers, but from around the turn of the century climate change made it impossible to grow cocoa commercially. The people diversified into other crops – yams, cassava and plantain - but without much success and most of them were hungry most of the time.

Worse still, the streams shrank and became highly polluted so people tended to suffer from diarrhoea for five days in seven. To keep their families alive, many women travelled to work as prostitutes, bringing back HIV/Aids.

Ashanti Development has given clean water, sanitation and training in health and hygiene to 25,000 people. Among other work, it provides agricultural training to farmers, and gives business training and small loans for trading purposes to women.

Ashanti Development is a 100 per cent volunteers’ charity in the UK, and pays no wages or salaries, and very few expenses. However it has paid staff in Ghana to run its projects.

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