CAREGIVER INCOME GENERATION

 

WHAT WE DO

The Orphan Welfare Agenda (OWA) is a partner Ghanaian charity based in the upper east region of Ghana, they provide home based support to over 270 orphans aged up to 18 years old, supporting them and their caregiver. The OWA partnership with Thrive Africa started in 2011 and we have assisted in the building of their offices, building income generating farms for caregivers, planting of trees to prevent caregiver homes subsiding in heavy rains and the donation of vital equipment. Our aim is to provide Income Generating Schemes (IGS) for caregivers to enable them to provide an income for themselves and the children they take care of, making them less dependable on the services of the OWA.

WHAT VOLUNTEERS DO

Volunteers will work with Thrive Africa and Orphan Welfare Agenda project managers to build income generating farms for caregivers. The produce these farms produce is used in the home and sold at market. The income received is used by the caregiver to support themselves and the children they provide care for. Volunteers will turn unused arable land into working farms providing everything from grain to vegetables.

OTHER WORK WE UNDERTAKE

Former UK trust The Atiamah Trust funded a caregiver fund for the OWA, this fund is used to purchase materials for additional income generating schemes to those operated by Thrive Africa (Mainly Basket Weaving & Shea Butter Extraction). Thrive Africa funds the management, transport & implementation of this fund.

PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS

    2014
  • Income Generating Farms built for up to 140 caregivers in 24 communities within the Upper East Region of Ghana.
  • Implementation of Caregiver Fund.
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    2013
  • 74 Farms built for caregivers.
  • Over 6,750 Trees planted as part of our disaster prevention programme.
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    2012
  • 18 Farms built for caregivers.
  • Distribution of bicycles to caregivers without means of transport.
  • Over 4,000 Trees planted as part of our disaster prevention programme.