Women's Empowerment

BUILDING

SUSTAINABLE HOUSING

Thrive Africa has partnered with local charity Orphan Welfare Agenda (OWA) whom support 140+ caregivers that provide home based care to over 270 children that have been orphaned in the Upper East region of Ghana.

Many caregivers live in inadequate housing often having only one or two rooms that are used for their and the children’s bedrooms & for cooking, our project aims to expand and improve homes to provide a more suitable living environment.

Several caregivers whom were once sharing one room with the children they care for have now benefited from having separate living, sleeping and cooking areas through the building of additional rooms to their properties.

Volunteers in partnership with local builders help in the building of the structures to roof level using traditional building methods and materials. Local builders then completed the roofing, interior and flooring.

PROVIDING

SUSTAINABLE INCOMES

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.

PROJECT

ACHIEVEMENTS

SUSTAINABLE INCOMES GENERATED

400+

For Women who are caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children.

HOMES BUILT OR EXTENDED

27

For caregivers with inadequate housing.

IN ADDITION TO

Planting over 11,000 fruit trees as part of a disaster prevention programme to protect homes and community buildings in the rainy season, provide shelter in the summer heat and give a free source of nutritional food.

Distributing bicycles to caregivers without means of transport, facilitating remote caregivers being registered on the national health care scheme and building a vegetable garden at Kumasi childrens home.

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GALLERY