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June
30
2017

Survival Skills Students Learn Money Management

Survival Skills students in Panama have been busy this month learning money management, building menus to fit within a budget and time management. Students from Colon went on a field trip to the supermarket and learned tips for creating easy, low-cost meals in addition to nutrition and shopping with a budget.
June
30
2017

Bright Defines Business

Another entrepreneur, Bright Oduro, has several pineapple fields he would like to continue running as a business. This month, Just Hope’s Field Officer David Opoku-Ababio worked with Bright to define what a business is – the creating, capturing and delivering value to customers. We also defined an entrepreneur as “one who makes life better for… continue reading
June
30
2017

Bismark Broadens His Market

Our entrepreneurs in Ghana are moving swiftly through the Business Mentoring Program. One such entrepreneur is Bismark Ofori. Bismark produces healthy ginger drinks. As a promise to his customers, he will be providing free samples for customers to try before ordering. By providing free samples, he can generate interest from his customers and also broaden… continue reading
June
30
2017

Sustainable Conservation Agriculture Training Gains Popularity

Sustainable Conservation Agriculture Training continues to gain popularity throughout the areas we serve in Ghana. Two more Savings Groups have asked for education in conservation agriculture. Many of the groups have an individual member that was involved in the conservation agriculture training for the last season, and now, they are engaging the other group members.
June
30
2017

Sheik Abass Kamara’s Maize Plot

Pastor Sullay Koroma of Mathenkaneh has continued a wonderful relationship with Muslim Imam, Sheik Abass Kamara. After seeing Pastor Sullay’s high-quality sustainable conservation agriculture plots last season, Sheik Abass began working his own plot using the same methodologies. Recently, he planted a very nice plot of maize to the high standards he saw with Pastor… continue reading
June
30
2017

Tamaraneh Group Works to Produce Groundnuts

Program success is seen in different ways and at different speeds in the locations we serve. The Tamaraneh group in Kerefay, Sierra Leone, is an example of wonderful current success by a group of farmers who together work to a high standard to produce a crop of groundnuts. The plot shown has been planted and… continue reading
June
30
2017

Students Visit a Restaurant in the Dominican Republic

Survival Skills students from the Dominican Republic went on a field trip to a restaurant. They were able to put into practice using manners at the table, developing behavioral skills, utilizing public transportation, abiding by the rules of courtesy. The students learned how to calculate tax and tip and were able to communicate with the… continue reading
June
29
2017

Enidaso Savings Group First Cycle Share Out

In Ghana, our staff reported on the 1st cycle share out in the Enidaso Savings Group. 22 members received a 16% rate of return on their savings investment with no loans in default. And, two more Savings Groups have asked for education in sustainable conservation agriculture. This is a continuation in the swell of groups… continue reading