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GrEEn_Story AminatuUNCDF
STORY | 17 September 2021

Unpredictable rains mean subsistence farmers need a new approach - and improved market

One impact of climate change in central Ghana is the increasingly unpredictability of annual rains, robbing 43-year old subsistence farmer Boatemaa Aminatu and her six children of a reliable income and forcing them to rely on the goodwill of neighbours. However, Ms Aminatu hopes a new cash for work initiative...

GrEEn: Success story Mary YeboahUNCDF
STORY | 30 August 2021

Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn): A success story

The “Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn)” is a four-year action from the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana, UNCDF and SNV.

The project aims at creating greater economic and employment opportunities for youth, women and returning...

Climate-proofed adaptation_Meliama SulemanaUNCDF
STORY | 29 July 2021

Climate-proofed adaptation revitalizes a local economy and empowers women in Ghana

Climate change and unpredictable flooding makes the river in Mframafaw periodically impassable. It is a huge problem for farmer Meliama Sulemana and her seven children, cutting them off from the nearby school and market where she sells her produce. After consultations with the local community, the GrEEn project is constructing...

NEWS | 30 June 2021

First accounts opened for unbanked people under the GrEEn Project in Ghana

Mobile money services in Ghana have registered a huge increase in adoption and usage in recent years, however banking services remain largely concentrated in urban areas, excluding the rural population who make up the majority. For instance, in the Ashanti and Western regions of Ghana, youth and women in...