Have you every wondered what it takes to prepare for a trip to Ghana? Well, preparation begins months in advance. Staying in communication with each “team” who is to arrive at approximately the same time, each team with different agendas – yet all sharing a desire to make a difference (plus a little fun too! of course!) This trip, August 2010, Joy2theWorld has TEAMS from across the USA meeting in Ghana and I think this is the MOST exciting trip ever! (Of course, I say this EVERY time! Over the past 3 years, we have traveled to Ghana with Teams… every Team has made a contribution – as you can tell from the website – our well and the playground, for instance. This trip, we have very special guests coming. Three interns from Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA) and Professor Cindy Lacom will be participating in research about our micro loans. You will hear all about it when we return. They will be interviewing our women clients, both new clients and those who have been with us for a while. In addition, an old friend, John Wade, our engineer from California will be joining us too. Joy2theWorld is growing. We now have over 275 loans to women. Our Buy a Bucket Campaign has been amazing and thanks to many of you, we will be providing many buckets to women and their children. Pictures to follow.