Ghana is home to a splendid tropical landscape. Villages are nestled within the dense rainforests and tropical savannas, and natural heritage continues to an important part of daily life. While Ghana’s economy has grown stronger over the years, the improvements have not reached the poorest segments of the populations. Over 40 percent in Ghana still live on less than a $1 a day and most of these live in the northern region. Many of them work in agriculture, mostly as food crop farmers. Others are engaged in micro and small enterprises, or finding a survival income as daily casual labor. Many are persistently poor, particularly women.
Medi Ghana was established in 2006, initially starting from a small space with two loans officers. Now, Medi Ghana operates from a spacious office with two loans officers, an accountant, a receptionist and a full-time executive director.
Our microfinance program has proven to be successful over the years to reduce poverty by bringing a significant improvement in the lives of the active poor. Our clients are predominantly women in both rural and urban centres. These women are engaged in activities such as farming, food processing, petty trading, service provision and street vending. As our capital grows, we hope to expand our group loans to other rural communities to help them become sustainable.
To improve the educational standard in local communities Medi Ghana currently finances seven private schools. As a result, it has allowed children who come from low income families to be able to receive basic education in a private school setting.
Medi Ghana is committed to serving the rural region and helping individuals create opportunities that will build self-confidence in their ability to succeed and pave a way out of poverty.