August
17
2015

Working demo plots at Sesa Mu

August 2015 Project Roundup: First VSLA Group Launches, Pineapples Approach Harvest, Mulch Proves Its Worth

AFRICA Ghana VSLAs Our first VSLA group has been launched! The group is called Sesa Mu VSLA, and it consists of nine women and nine men, who are mostly pineapple and corn farmers in the area around the town of Berekuso. Demonstration Plots at Sesa Mu Since our last report, four additional demonstration plots have… continue reading
July
10
2015

July 2015 Project Roundup: Planting in Ghana, Selling Ambulances, Preparing for Panama

AFRICA Ghana We are delighted to report that our first demonstration plot in Ghana has been planted! David Reeves recently returned from a successful training trip to an area outside of Accra, where we are partnering with Sesa Mu, a local university student group committed to assisting farmers with improved techniques. Peter Mueller and his… continue reading
June
5
2015

Is there money in Moringa?

During our recent trip to Ghana, we explored existing market opportunities to utilize Moringa as a potential solution to many of the ills that plague Ghana’s most impoverished communities. Most importantly for Just Hope, our exploration is based upon a healthy local interest and motivation to grow Moringa. The nutritional benefits of the Moringa tree leaves are widely known…. continue reading
June
1
2015

Joshua Fiagbedzi hired as advocate manager in Ghana

In Ghana, working through cohesive groups of locals will be critical to success. To that end, we are delighted to announce that we have hired Ghanaian Joshua Fiagbedzi to help in group formation and advocacy. One tool we will be using to develop tight-knit groups is the Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA). VSLAs help… continue reading
May
13
2015

How to save money without a bank

Given the hand-to-mouth existence of people living in the communities we serve, saving money for larger purchases is challenging. A Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) offers a solution as a self-regulated group of 10-30 people who provide financial services to each other. They are especially useful in places where there are no banks. In… continue reading
May
1
2015

The Country and People of Ghana

As we establish a presence in Ghana, we offer this graphic introduction to the country and its people. This image shows the location of Ghana and other geographical and anthropological information. We look forward to learning and sharing more about Ghana in the coming weeks and months.
April
15
2015

Just Hope launches project in Ghana

We are excited to announce that Project Manager Peter Mueller has arrived in Ghana. As we wait for improved working conditions in Sierra Leone, Peter’s plans in Ghana are to establish a base of operations and assemble a core team that works to build the capacity of smallholder farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs to boost food… continue reading