In a recent survey in 30 villages, 65% of the women interviewed reported that are living below the Ghanaian Extreme Poverty Level set at GHS982.00 per annum (about CDN$230).
No job opportunities for women unless they move to the city or large centres where they will typically find work that involves carrying heavy loads of goods from place to place.
Women are placed into co-ops and given peanut seeds, plus the money to purchase labour for clearing land and three goats. They are provided with training and have meetings to discuss challenges and develop solutions together.
5,500 women become self-sufficient and taking on positions of influence in their communities
for women to become respected members in their communities