We’re using our time, talent and treasure to eliminate hunger and provide a sustainable source of income for 10 women and their families living in rural Damongo (the small town and capital of West Gonja district in the Northern Region of north Ghana in West Africa).
The solar-powered Damongo Stone Soup Attributo project includes a bore hole (well) and a community vegetable farm large enough to allow each woman to plant a specific crop. When combined, the ten crops will form a nutritious meal for these families to share with each other, and surplus from the plantings will be sold becoming a source of income for them.
Water from the well will irrigate the garden but also provide fresh water for family hydration and hygiene. The access to fresh water will also make it possible to cultivate a chicken farm. In the morning when the chickens cluck, the women will wake up to a new day and fresh hope. Like the vegetables, the chickens provide substance (eggs/poultry meat) for food and market.