More about our Ghana program
Our first program on the African continent is in Ghana. Ghana is situated on the west coast of Africa, between Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. In 2021, 3.4 million citizens of Ghana were classified as living in extreme poverty, living on less than $2 a day. Poverty remains especially pervasive in rural areas, which suffer more during droughts and floods and have poor access to transportation, markets, and healthcare.
Wisconsin Microfinance is excited to work with We R uS, a non-profit created to support economic development in rural, traditional communities in Ghana. By working with community leaders, We R uS aims to support local economic development efforts.
Wisconsin Microfinance will work with We R uS in the community of Goma Assin Mampong, which is located in the central region of Ghana, about 30 miles from Accra. The community is an agricultural community, with 75% of the population engaged in growing crops or raising animals, mainly poultry, pigs and some sheep and goats. The community in Gomoa Assin Mampong is small, perfect for piloting a microfinance program in Ghana. 60% of the population is female, making our focus on empowering female entrepreneurs a natural fit.