February 27, 2018: A Dream Come True

There is great news – construction of a six classroom block for Piitanga Primary will begin this March. Francis Sappaat, the deputy district director of the regional schools says this is a “dream come true” for the community of Piitanga. Our niece, Britney, worked...

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February 10, 2018: The Live Wire of the Community

From Britney, Lisa's niece, after just returning from volunteering in Kongo, Yakote, and other communities in the Nabdam district of northern Ghana: At a meeting for our new feeding program at Piitanga Primary School, the headmistress referred to women as the “live...

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January 27, 2018: 38 Bicycles

Marilyn has received funding to purchase bicycles for 38 of the 170 Community Health Workers in Nabdam clinics. They frequently travel to remote homes to monitor the health status of children and pregnant women in regards to vaccinations and communicable diseases. We...

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January 21, 2018: Scenes from a weekend

Britney has discovered she loves the cacophony of the Bolga market when she made food purchases for the Nutrition Center on Friday. This the shopping list she used, she found a 10% inflation in food costs over last year. FYI, 1 dollar equals 4.2 GH cedis. list Back in...

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January 19, 2018: Meetings before food purchases

In the days before traveling to Bolgatanga and purchasing food, we always meet with each of the schools and the nutrition center to discuss plans for the year. In the past week Britney and Marilyn met with the staff, community elders, PTA, and cooks at each location....

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January 7, 2018: Yakote Women Farmers in 2018

On January 10th, Yakote Women Farmers has an experienced crew going to Ghana: YWF President, Marilyn Schuster, along with Lisa‘s niece (Britney), and two former Peace Corps volunteers.   How we are using your donations:...

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December 12, 2017: Two work trips in 2018

As our mother organization, Yakote Women Farmers, prepares for 2 work trips in 2018, here are some thoughts that we couldn't agree with more. This speech by the president of the World Bank mirrors our thoughts and observations as we work with Nabdam communities in...

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