Unity of Vancouver has partnered with the Ghana Hunger Project to help improve the quality of life for 7,000 people residing in a cluster of small villages in an area known as Osonson in Ghana, Africa.
Life in Ghana
Many poor or rural areas in Ghana live without basic services like health care and clean water. Most of these villagers are small-scale subsistence farmers who rely on outdated farming practices and lack access to the basic tools needed to improve their livelihood.
Additionally, the challenges women and children face in these communities can be profound. With a lack of prenatal care, the reality of child marriage, and other issues that prevent children from going to school and staying in school, building healthy self-sustaining communities has been next to impossible for these villages.
Unity Making A Difference
Over five consecutive years, the Unity community raised the funds needed to lift these 7,000+ people out of poverty, improving their quality of life through the Hunger Project’s unique Epicentre Strategy.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
— Margret Mead
The Osonson Epicentre
As of December 2019, the Osonson Epicentre has become completely self-sufficient, drastically improving the quality of life for the 7,000+ villagers the epicentre supports.
Here are some of the ways we’ve been able to make a difference.
Community Mobilization and Leadership
Water, Sanitation and Health
Literacy and Education
Empowerment for Women and Children
Osonson Epicentre Image Gallery
To learn more about how we're helping our local community, please visit our community service page.
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