P&G Alumni Foundation, United Way Ghana partner to Improve Livelihoods in Senya Beraku
United Way Ghana is working to diversify livelihood opportunities and support financial stability for farmers and fisherfolk in Senya Beraku in the Central Region.
Forty (40) individuals with unstable sources of income were identified through the support of community leaders to benefit from this partnership under United Way Ghana's Socio-Economic Development programme. For three months now, these individuals are being trained on how to use beads to make necklaces, bracelets, key chains, and bags. The other training areas covered batik tie and dye, soap making and pastries making. Twenty out of the forty are also undergoing bee-keeping training.
Beyond the vocational skills training, the beneficiaries are being equipped with entrepreneurial and financial management skills to enable them set-up and run their micro businesses successfully once the training is completed. Each beneficiary will be assisted to register their business and will be supported with starter packs to start their businesses. On the 16th of July, 2020, the beneficiaries under this program graduated with each of their businesses registered.
The intent is to support income generation and ease the economic burden from dwindling fish stocks and low farm yields. Low rainfall and use of fishing trawlers have negatively impacted the income of farmers and fisher folk in the community.
This programme is funded by a grant from the P&G Alumni Foundation Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation @http://www.pgalums.com
Implementing partners include Engage Now Africa, Lead Afrique International and Cheerful Hearts Foundation.