Hope Givers Olympic Triathlon

Our aim is to empower a Social Enterprise in North Ghana to improve the quality of life and standard of living of vulnerable local women.

 

The Project:

Our Project is focused on helping an enthusiastic, young female entrepreneur in north Ghana. We help her through teaching Business, Finance, Marketing and Research concepts and empowering her to achieve her goal.

She is currently in the process of setting up a Social Enterprise to develop her local village and provide opportunities for the women that live there.

Find out more about the project here

The Fundraising:

We are fundraising to purchase equipment for the Shea Butter Production Process. There is a variety of equipment needed and all of which is proved to either speed up the process or make it safer for the Women involved.

Why is it so important to get the equipment?

One "“ The women currently make the Shea butter by hand, a very long and laborious process!  They spend hours crushing the nuts with rocks, roasting them over a fire, and stirring the mixture.  The equipment will massively cut down the processing time, making it safer for the women, and getting the product into the market quicker.
Two "“ The Women involved are currently not being paid at national Minimum wage. For Ghana that is 4.48 GHC / DAY (Just less than £1.50!!). The reason for this is that if the Women are to take a larger pay at this stage the Social Enterprise will not make a profit and not be sustainable. The women have chosen to earn less for the time being as they believe there is a potential for the Social Enterprise to grow in the future, however they cannot continue to take this pay cut for much longer. They also need to provide for their families.

 

What we are going to do:

The project is split into 3 teams and each team will work together to complete an OLYMPIC TRIATHLON.

10km Running

40km Cycling

1.5km Swimming

Every person must complete their chosen activity during the last week of term (18/03-24/03)

  • Chloe Barker 
    • £10 
    • 99 mos
  • Angela Bernard 
    • £150 
    • 99 mos
  • Pete Mardle 
    • £10 
    • 100 mos
  • Mark Waters 
    • £100 
    • 100 mos
  • Jacques Soguel 
    • £200 
    • 100 mos
See all

Organizer

Megan Robertson 
Organizer
Manchester, North West England, United Kingdom
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