“Oink, oink!”… “Quack, quack!”

August 30, 2010 by  
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SRU Interns (Kara and Ashley) read stories about animals found on the farm.  I walked away for a few minutes to see what was happening in another class and suddenly I could hear “oink, oink!…quack, quack”…  The kids were having fun, but it looked like the interns were enjoying the moment too!

Interns from SRU make a difference with students in Ghana

August 30, 2010 by  
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SRU Interns read stories to children in Rebecca’s school. First 10 kids, then more, arrived until there were over 100 students in school to meet the Obruni’s.

Nurses from Kumasi provided free breast exams to 90 women at Open Forum

August 30, 2010 by  
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Women clients who attended the Open Forum heard a lecture on preventative health practices.  Nurses from Kumasi (a 3 hour drive one-way) arrived to provide free breast exams for women.  Thanks to the American Cancer Society, handouts with pictures and diagrams were given to each woman who attended.  Ninety women had free private exams and […]

“Thank you Joy2theWorld” Buckets were distributed at Open Forum

August 30, 2010 by  
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“Thank you Joy2theWorld!”  Women clients of the micro loan program were given an opportunity to “win” a Bucket to take home!  The word spread like wildfire that those who arrived to the Open Forum early would be included in an early raffle draw.  Thanks to generous online donors and matching donations from J2W, 45 buckets […]

U.S. Team Raises Funds for Women in Ghana

August 1, 2010 by  
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Nick Manuele is a Master at coordinating a team and raising funds for the Joy2theWorld women in Ghana.  His first fundraiser, the Oysterfest in San Francisco (May, 2010) raised funds to provide 45 new loans.  This week, Nick and his team worked at the CountryFest in San Francisco – at the Ticket Booth.  The team […]

SRU Interns to arrive in Ghana, research results

August 1, 2010 by  
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Interns from Slippery Rock University, Kara Cooke, Nita Shippy, Ashley Ranck, sit with Kathleen and Dr. Cindy Lacom, their professor and discuss what to expect as they arrive in Ghana.  Along with the excitement is the practical advice of travel, preventive shot requirements, visa applications, and diet expectations.  These students will be interviewing new micro […]

Slippery Rock University Team

August 1, 2010 by  
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The Slippery Rock University (SRU) students will be interns in Ghana. These interns will be interviewing women and observing their businesses as they study the micro loan effects on their businesses, their family and their community.