Faysiah runs a mini shop with a variety of dried goods such can food, coffee, sugar, flour, laundry soap, etc. He also sells engine oil for cars and motorbikes. He would like to expand his business to include cement and various construction items and needs to build a larger and more efficient shop.
Beatrice, a single mother of two children, trades in fish and groceries to take care of her family. She travels to different parts of the country to sell her fish. She is also very involved in her church as part of the choir.
Aron has been the church leader of Abubuwura Christian Church in the Volta North since 2006. He is also involved in various businesses which creates income for his family such as pig rearing (he currently has 24 pigs), crop farming (garden eggs, okra, pepper, maize, cassava, cocoa and palm plantation), retailing of household goods and retailing of farm products. A loan would help Aron reduce the cost of regular travel and increase his profitability. Income from his businesses also allows him to continue in leadership at the church.
Fausitina has a gift of cooking and uses her gift to support her church and family. She cooks and prepares banku, rice and kenkey to sell to the school children in her community. Through her business she has already put two of her children through school and is now supporting her third child Joshua who is currently in high school.
Evelyn, Linda, Fatu, Mariea and Yah work hard to provide for their family. All from the same community and church these women sell various household items, school supplies, food and clothing and each are eager to expand their business.
Precious is a pastor’s wife in Ghana. To help support her family she started a beverage business in 2009 selling cola and water by a highway. She recently had to move her business because the road was being expanded. Precious has now relocated and rebuilt her shop but is needing a loan to help get back to selling as she used most of her capital in the relocation.
Godsway graduated from high school in 2013. He’s the son of a pastor and has been a fisherman all his life. He doesn’t use a boat to fish but uses a variety of nets and hooks which he carries, walks into the river and sets for the catch. Godsway’s father will soon be retiring from his role and all eyes are on this young man to be the next church leader.
Margret buys and sells food stuff such as hot sauce, peanut butter, onions, and tomato for both retail and whole sale. She’d like to purchase more products in bulk to better provide for her clients and build her business.
Pastor Daniel Sebbie started First Class Academy out of his home in 2012 which has grown to 350 students. In 2017, Hilltop Christian Camp in Columbus, Indiana helped fund a five classroom expansion which the school is currently using. However, there is now land available opposite the school’s current location which Daniel would like to purchase for further growth. Acquisition of this land is very strategic to Daniel as it would provide him a larger compound now and for the future.
Ruth sells household goods from 3 different shops in Accra and Kumasi. She is very industrious and has been in business a long time to help support her husband who Pastors the Garden City Christian Church.
Nohn constantly travels outside of Liberia, to the Republic of Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Togo to purchase more wholesale materials. She sells women clothing, ladies slippers, and children clothes, as well as back packs for students on a wholesale and retail basis.
Daniel Marley is an evangelist and owner of the Nawunibeni “God is there” Chemical Store/pharmacy. He has planted 2 churches in Northern Ghana since 2006. He currently works primarily in 2 villages with a total population of 5,000. Within these 2 villages there is only one other pharmacy and so the need is great. Daniel opened his shop in 2015 but needs further funding to continue in business.
Beatrice sells rice by wholesale and retail, as well as other dry goods in her shop. She started by baking bread, and later developed it into a table market, and finally into a shop. Beatrice is a single mother of four children. She is determined to expand her business, take care of her children’s education and give them a better future.
David Tetteh is a fisherman but also a fisher of men. He fishes for a living but also leads a home church to spread the Gospel. David employs 3 other men who go with him daily to fish in the ocean. They sell their catch daily and share the profit after deducting expenses and allocation for the boat and outboard motor. David previously had a smaller boat and later sold it and bought a bigger one to better handle the fishermen and fish. However, the outboard motor he has is now too small for the size of the current boat.
Francisca is a single mother of two. She sells fruit by the side of the road to support her family. Last year she was able to purchase a piece of land to expand her business but a terrible accident destroyed her shop, inventory and even took the life of her nephew. Francisca was devastated and needed help. That’s when a relative took her to Mission Resource Ghana where she was given a loan to get back in business. Today, almost a year later, business is flourishing! She has not only been able to support her children but has also paid back her loan. She is now ready to expand her business and diversify by selling even more products.
In rural Northern Ghana it is difficult to generate income due to a lack of resources. When Jared and Anna Odle arrived in Ghana they joined a development program involved with shea nuts. Because of the overabundance of shea nuts in the area, making shea butter is an organically effective way to create income for thousands of women. Women are able to purchase healthier food for their family to eat and send their children to school through the income created by producing shea butter. However, there is a current need to build 2 shea butter processing centers for the health and safetly of the women.
Edwin and his wife are longing to expand their business in selling clothing, slippers, hair products, and various dry goods. The couple started their business initially by selling sweet potato leaves in their community and gradually improved based on the needs of clients
David Lodo was in the transportation business from 2003 to 2013 until he became ill and had to stop driving. He currently pastors a church but must work outside the church to provide for his wife Elizabeth and their three young children. He fishes to earn income for his family but income is inconsistent. He feels his best option is to return to driving a vehicle as he is experienced and has a great understanding of the business.
Daniel Kisseh has been in the motor transport business for many years working for someone as an employee. He would like to pursue owning his own business as a motorbike transport service to better provide for his family of five.
Peter Mulwale, pastor and field representative in Kenya, has over 25 years of experience working in media through radio stations (Radio Mambo) and magazine publishers (STEP Magazine and The Standard Group). Because of his expertise he was approached to start a community based radio station that would create job opportunities for local youth as well as enhance the ministry of spreading the Gospel. The station would also partner with the Metrological Department to bring important weather and climate information to the community.
Daniel Sebbie is a pastor and educator. He has planted to two churches in Ghana and for the past five years has successfully run an elementary school in his home. The school, First Class Academy, is growing and they are out of classroom space in their current location. David see’s the great potential in the school and has purchased 6 plots of land to build more classrooms. Construction has begun but Daniel needs more funds to complete the project.
Konah is a Christian business woman in selling a variety of materials: plastic cups, bowls, and dishes. Konah’s goal is to support their children to obtain quality education, provide for their family and give generously to their local church. She is married with five children.
Kingsley is an evangelist in Tatindo in the northern region of Ghana where he has planted 8 churches. He and his wife Bernice farm to provide for the family including 4 children and Kinglsey’s elderly parents. He cultivated 11 acres of rice farm last year and wants to cultivate 20 acres in 2017 in addition to yam, maize and groundnut.
Daniel Ocansey graduated from Ghana Christian University in 2012 after being called to preach the Word of God. He has since planted Abundant Life Christian Church and farms to generate income so that he can continue in ministry. He hopes to marry and have a family and would like to expand his carrot farm which he irrigates year round using a generator to be able to provide for his future family.
Sarah Quashie is a young woman and business owner selling hair products and cosmetics on wholesale. She wants to grow her business by taking advantage of the opportunity to gain the loyalty of area retailers by offering reasonable prices. However, she needs the ability to buy in bulk to continue to offer discount prices and credit to her customers.
Jacob Ofoe has spent most of his life working in block factories making cement blocks for use in building construction. Over the years he has gained a tremendous amount of experience and has been working towards owning and operating his own factory. Through strategic planning and savings he has acquired the machines and tools needed to operate his business and has also been given a piece of land to use.
We are excited to announce that because of your generosity we collected 40 barrels of books and school supplies!! Our initial goal was 10 barrels so this is far and beyond that goal and I cannot express how needed these items are in our area. We will have the joy and privilege of distributing the items to teachers and school children in many areas. The next challenge will be shipping the barrels to Ghana! The barrel itself costs around $30, shipping from Kentucky to Accra, Ghana is $150 per barrel and from Accra to Tamale is $20 per barrel. We need to raise $8,000 to get these books all the way to Ghana. We are looking for 400 people to give $20 and the task will be complete!