Business Start-up Loans for Girls in Northern Ghana : ¬£60-¬£100 per girl (depending on need). 100 girls from 5 different vocational schools need loans--¬£8,000 per school
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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1060691)
We have enabled many girls who were without any qualification or means to earn a living to train. They become proud and self-assured and are determined to build on the opportunities they have had to learn marketable skills. When they graduate from Vocational School many of them need to set up their own business in local communities. This is much better for the economy and for the community as well as for the girls themselves than migration to cities where life is harsh. Loans are carefully controlled and each will transform the future for the recipient and her wider family, so impacting in a sustainable and positive way on at least ten others. Poverty in the whole district is reduced in the short and longer term and all of the girls will send all of their children to school. Loans are used to buy catering equipment, materials for tailoring and weaving, hairdressing equipment, a sewing machine etc. We have made our first loans to students from Buipe Vocational School as a pilot project using money raised for us by a girls grammer school in Kent.
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