A list of current, ongoing and past initiatives
Mosquito nets are the most effective way to fight Malaria; they are cheap, easy to distribute and easy to use. Thanks to Project GROW, Malaria cases have been reduced in the villages. Cost to you: $30
Women's Vocational Centre
Goats are a key part of Project GROW. They can be used as collateral, sold for profit or slaughtered for meat. Many see their goats as long term investments. When a woman receives a goat, she commits her next female goat back to Project GROW to give to another woman. Thus, the process of giving may begin with you but it continues indefinitely in Ghana. Cost to you: $150
Rural villages depend on donkeys and carts as they are the ambulance, the delivery truck, the market transport, the energy behind the plough and so much more. Without the aid of donkeys and carts, which are shared between villagers, women will pack and transport with their bodies, causing injuries and undue stress. Cost to you $350
Without a cart a donkey isn't used to its full potential. When a donkey and cart are purchased in unison the community has the combined power of the donkey and carrying space of the cart to utilize. Cost to you: $350 or if you buy a donkey and cart together $600
Project GROW believes empowerment begins with knowledge. GROW Education is an initiative to help support young students to develop skills and expand their education.
This project is a collaboration between UBCO faculty of education work and local Junior high school students who aim to capture traditional folk stories, festivals and cultural from their oral form and turn them into culturally relevant books. Traditional oral folk stories are in danger of being lost as local elders who pass them down, are fewer in number.
Electric Grinding Mill
Prior to having access to an electric mill, villagers were hand grinding their grains and shea adding hours of tedious work to their daily chores. Project GROW was able to purchase an electric grinding mill which is shared by the villagers. This has lessened the physical labour required of community members to grind their grains and shea nuts into a workable ingredient. Saving hours of labour and physical exhaustion.