Big Plan

Attract Investment

Kpilo and surrounding villages have access to shea nut trees, from which they harvest the nuts and produce shea butter, The shea butter that is currently produced is sold for low prices at the local markets, as the local communities have no other way to sell it.

Build a Community Hub

By building a community hub in Kpilo and other villages, people from surrounding areas can meet and discuss the issues that they have with us. We will be able to allocate funds fairly and implement projects suited to the needs of the locals.

We hope to build a hub, so that we can expand from Kpilo into surrounding areas, and implement our vision to improve more lives. This hub will also house our education and healthcare facilities.

By attracting foreign companies to buy directly from the farmers, we can negotiate a better deal for the locals. The extra income can be used for development of the community as a whole, and to reduce the level of malnutrition which is currently prevalent.

Improve Infrastructure

With the funds from foreign investment and from donations, we can move on to tackling some of the major issues.

Currently, access to healthcare and education is limited. We want to change that by building a local community centre, which will house a health clinic, so that local nursing mothers can receive simple health checks and have their questions answered.

As part of our vision, we want to work towards building a community centre which can multifunction as a school for the children, an adult learning centre, storage and processing facilities for the shea butter and a place to gather for important community occasions.

Furthermore, we have plans to improve crop productivity by building an irrigation system for the abundant land. This will allow us to utilise unused land for growing of vegetables, fruits and other crops, aswell as providing safe drinking water for the community,

Where do we work?

As a small team, we work in the North of Ghana

This area of rich heritage has sadly been left to decline over years of neglect.
Kpilo is a small village in the Kumbungu District of North Ghana.

It is roughly 20 kilometres from the regional capital, Tamale, but is a world away from the modern life we take for granted today.

The small population of people live in unsteady mud houses and cook on open stoves in the courtyards.

Women work hard to harvest shea nuts from the trees and then process them so they can be sold on the open market. At the same time, they have to look after their young children.

If you were to become ill, its a long journey to the nearest clinic or hospital, and the journey itself can often be a threat to life.

The majority of people in North Ghana are Muslims, however they don’t have access to Islamic education to help them fulfill their religious ambitions.

After a hard days work, the shea is sold on the open market. Unfortunately, the villagers get paid a poor price, and the exporters make a big profit.

Sadly, life in Kpilo isn’t great, but you can help change that.

What is Kpilo like?

Population

526 people

Climate

One wet season of around five to six months, followed by a long dry season

Income

Selling shea butter, vegetables and rearing animals

Health

No nearby health access. Nearest clinic in Regional Capital

Education

Lack of access

Infrastructure

Mud buildings, vulnerable to weather damage

General Charity

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Zakat

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Sadaqah

In the near future, we plan to collect lots of materials and send them to Kpilo, to directly support the community.
Books, stationary, medicines, clothing, tools… The list goes on!
Keep an eye out and visit us soon to find out what plans we have in store.

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