Care International & Vodafone Foundation Moves To Arrest Poverty in Ghana


As part of efforts of  eradicating  poverty in the country, Care International and Vodafone Foundation in partnership with Rural Project Support Network has taken a giant step by empowering 20 women with entrepreneurial skills at Abokobi, in the Ga East Municipality.

The beneficiaries were taken through the making of laundry and toilet bar and liquid soaps, Parazone, Powder, tie and dye and batik making.

The training was aimed at   helping these women to engage in income generating activities in order to become economically independent in life and also stand tall to make meaningful contributions to socio-economic development in the country.

In an interview with Care International Project Officer Ellen Sedziafa, she hinted that the project being implemented by Care International was also aimed to financially include 1,250 households in 50 Village Savings and Loans Associations in both Ga East and Ga West Municipality.

Adding that, the objective of the project is to improve the business skills of 10,000 women and youth in the municipality.  According to her, they are very committed to working around the clock in order to end poverty in the country.

She therefore advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the skills acquired judiciously so that they would be in the position to contribute to the progress of their families and the nation at large.

The Executive Director of   Rural Project Support Network, Felicia Sosu, commended Care Ghana and Vodafone Foundation for embarking on such benevolent exercise in the country.

This she said, when women are empowered with resources, equipped with the requisite skills, and decent jobs, they become key driving forces in the fight against and poverty.

She has therefore appealed to other corporate bodies to come to their aid in order to help address the issue of unemployment in the country.

By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo

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