Cultivating Prosperity in Ghana
Madame Meery, her husband and her five children hail from the Ankpaliga community in the Bawku West District of Ghana. Madame Meery is a dry season farmer who cultivates vegetables at Goog Irrigation dam. She also does petty trading at Zebilla Market.
In 2017, Madame Meery received Seeds, Tools & Training through one of our partners, Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO). She and five other women in her community attended classes in Climate Smart Agricultural practices and received 300 Ghana Cedis worth of fertilizer and improved seeds.
Through this support, Madame Meery’s farming and petty trading business began to take off, and she invested her profit into wealth-building assets. Not only was she able to buy 10 bags of onions to sell at the district capital market centre, she also made and saved enough money to buy a sheep, which has since multiplied to eight. Now she can sell any one of those sheep to support her business or her children’s education. Her husband is very supportive of her business, and supports her by caring for the sheep.
“I am a very happy woman now,” says Madame Meery. “I and my children [are thankful] for this great support.”