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On the Floor in Ghana – Board Member Trevor Franda visits Moree, Web site of New Microfinance Program


On the Floor in Ghana – Board Member Trevor Franda visits Moree, Web site of New Microfinance Program


Might 19, 2024

Driving down the two-lane freeway that connects Ghana’s capital metropolis of Accra with the historic metropolis of Cape Coast, Nana Obokese picks up the telephone, put it down, and tells his driver to cease the automobile along side the highway. He has simply seen his mom’s automobile passing the opposite route, and we pile out into the recent, humid West-African air to attend for his or her arrival. His mom and sister, wearing all white clothes in celebration of Ramadan, step out of a yellow van clad with their beauty firm’s “Chocho Industries” brand, fortunately greet us to make our acquaintance.


As we proceed on the highway, Nana once more indicators a cease at a roadside market with produce despatched down from Niger. Recent pineapple, cassava root, and yam stretch in all instructions, and we seize just a few pineapple for a snack later.

 

 


We method Cape Coast, finishing our roughly 3-hour drive from Accra, and see rows of the Ghanaian flag line the road with its inexperienced, purple, and yellow stripes and black star centered within the center, leftover from the festivities of “Ghana Month” in March, a celebration of nationwide independence from British colonial rule as “Gold Coast”.


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