Ghana is rich in natural resources and has one of the strongest emerging economies in Africa. Despite this, most of Ghana's poor live in rural areas without basic services such as health care and clean water. The Hunger Project has been working in Ghana since 1995 and is empowering partners in 49 epicenter communities to end their own hunger and poverty.
Shadrack Asante Akwei, a farmer, was trained in leadership and mobilization at Adomfe Epicenter in Ghana and went on to start an oil-palm and cocoa nursery project to generate funds for community development projects. Read his story.
THP-Ghana inaugurated a new nursery school at Toku Epicenter; Adomfe Epicenter's cocoa and oil-palm seedlings were transplanted into the field and began to generate income; and Fesi-Bame Epicenter, through a partnership with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, acquired 450 bags of government subsidized fertilizers to be sold to partner farmers to boost production.