Our Stories

  • From donkey carts to ambulance vans – saving pregnant women in Ghana

    “But for the ambulance van, I would have been carried on a donkey cart or a motorbike to the nearest clinic or hospital. It could have been a little too late to save either my life or that of my unborn child”, says Rina Laartegee who had serious running discharge during labour and had to undergo emergency Caesarean section.

  • ICT empowers rural folks in Ghana

    ICTs have played transformational roles in the development of economies worldwide. Ghana’s own effort in exploiting ICTs as enabler of socio-economic development is demonstrated in the development of Ghana’s ICT4AD Policy document that sets the broad framework for all ICT interventions.

  • Tapping into the women's gold

    Adamu is a 65-year old woman from Sagnarigu Dungu, a community in Ghana’s Northern Region. She has been working with the Sangnarigu Women’s Shea Butter Group for 12 years. After getting married, she began producing shea butter on her own. "I used to make about GH¢ 6.OO (US$3.00) a month but now, I earn approximately GH¢ 50.00 (US$25.00) a month", she said.

  • Tapping the sun to increase rural incomes in Ghana

    “I know the sun has power, but I never imagined it could change my life for good,” says Hawa Adams, a vegetable farmer. Hawa lives with her husband and eight children in Tamalgu, a farming community in northern Ghana. This region is much drier than the south, receiving an average annual rainfall of 750mm to 1,050mm. Agriculture is traditionally rain-fed and serves as the primary livelihood of more than 80 percent of the population.