Ghana https://widu.africa/ en Farmhub Limited https://widu.africa/success-story/farmhub-limited <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Farmhub Limited</span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-default"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/media-images/2022-02/IMG_6257.jpg?itok=aMRWhYkd" width="650" height="433" alt="Farmhub Limited" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-650x650" /> </div> </article> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/754" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anna.klenner</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/04/2022 - 15:36</span> <div class="field field--name-field-success-story-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Original WIDU Grant </div> <div class="field__item">Agriculture</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Twelve hectares of farmland and a vision for Ghana</strong></p> <p>Sonia Folikumah, the owner of Farmhub Limited, has a vision: "I want to improve food security in Ghana and the region” To make her vision come true, her business focuses on two main areas: On the one hand, the graduated agronomist advises and trains other farmers. On the other hand, she grows vegetables and fruit on her farm, buys agricultural products from local farmers and sells their and her own products.</p> <p>Through the support of her donor and WIDU, she was able to buy more land for her farm. Sonia also had equipment installed to irrigate her fields and was able to purchase seeds:"The impact of this project has been huge. Our field is fully irrigated and the plants are showing really good yields." reports Sonia.  So good, in fact, that she was able to hire four new employees. Sonia is thus taking the first step towards fulfilling her vision: making her contribution to improve food security in Ghana. She continues her entrepreneurial journey by applying for a second Original WIDU Grant. </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-success-story-paragraphs field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-wrapper divider-none"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--carousel paragraph--view-mode--default list-formatted"> <div class="field field--name-field-carousel-item field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-wrapper divider-none"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--carousel-item-quotes paragraph--view-mode--default list-formatted"> <div class="quotes-item-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-text field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item"> &quot;With the joint investment we have been able to initiate or kick start the entire project of irrigation installation and prepare the land for production.”</div> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img data-image-opened="https://widu.africa/sites/default/files/quote-carousel-pictures/IMG_6190.jpg" class="lightbox-preview image-style-lightbox-thumbnail" style="width: inherit" src="/sites/default/files/styles/lightbox_thumbnail/public/quote-carousel-pictures/IMG_6190.jpg?itok=Na1IWWEo" width="110" height="110" alt="Sonia" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="quotes-item-author"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Sonia Folikumah</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-wrapper divider-none"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--carousel paragraph--view-mode--default list-formatted"> <div class="field field--name-field-carousel-item field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-wrapper divider-none"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--carousel-item-quotes paragraph--view-mode--default list-formatted"> <div class="quotes-item-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-text field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">“I believe there are limitless opportunities for the youth, therefore, it is my motivation to empower people to do great exploits to change our world.”</div> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img data-image-opened="https://widu.africa/sites/default/files/quote-carousel-pictures/Bild1.jpg" class="lightbox-preview image-style-lightbox-thumbnail" style="width: inherit" src="/sites/default/files/styles/lightbox_thumbnail/public/quote-carousel-pictures/Bild1.jpg?itok=gOnqrJFK" width="110" height="110" alt="Makafui" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="quotes-item-author"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Makafui</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-success-story-impact field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">4 Jobs</div> <div class="field field--name-field-country-money-from field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div about="/country-info/DE" id="taxonomy-term-116" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-cit-countries-information"> <h2><a href="/country-info/DE"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Germany</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> <a class ="taxonomy-term-flags" href="/participating-countries" title="Federal Republic of Germany"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/media-images/2021-08/flag_germany.png" width="39" height="39" alt="Flag of Germany" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-country-money-to field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div about="/country-info/GH" id="taxonomy-term-117" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-cit-countries-information"> <h2><a href="/country-info/GH"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Ghana</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> <a class ="taxonomy-term-flags" href="/ghana" title="Republic of Ghana"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/media-images/2021-07/flag_ghana.png" width="39" height="39" alt="ghana" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 04 Feb 2022 14:36:06 +0000 anna.klenner 100 at https://widu.africa Ghana https://widu.africa/node/54 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Ghana</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fo</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/24/2021 - 11:38</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Ghana</h3> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>WIDU Grant:</strong> Open for applications</span></span></span><br /><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Corona Business Grant: </strong>Open for applications</span></span></span><br /><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">E-mail: </span></strong><a href="mailto:ghana@widu.africa"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">ghana@widu.africa</span></a><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">​</span></span></span><br /><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><strong>WIDU projects:</strong> 829<br /><a href="/ghana">More information about WIDU in Ghana</a></span></span></p></div> Tue, 24 Aug 2021 09:38:31 +0000 fo 54 at https://widu.africa Charles Kente Ventures https://widu.africa/success-story/charles-kente-ventures <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Charles Kente Ventures</span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-default"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/media-images/2021-08/IMG_2499.jpg?itok=jTNUHvzQ" width="433" height="650" alt="Charles Kente Ventures" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-650x650" /> </div> </article> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4009" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lara.knoedler</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/08/2021 - 16:28</span> <div class="field field--name-field-success-story-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Original WIDU Grant </div> <div class="field__item">Manufacturing </div> <div class="field__item">Production and Crafts </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h4><span><span><strong>Charles Kente Ventures</strong></span></span></h4> <p><span><span>Cultural heritage you can touch: Hand-woven Kente fabrics from Ghana</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The weaving of Kente fabrics has a long tradition in Ghana. The Ashanti - an ethnic group in Ghana - have been making the colourful fabrics since the 17th century. Charles Boakye Mensah has been practising this traditional craft for 15 years: "I design, weave and produce commercial kente clothing of all kinds, such as adwinasa, sika, chief kente and kente for traditional weddings. For this, I buy my own cotton and silk, design patterns, weave and produce the fabrics." His aim is to preserve this cultural heritage. By participating in WIDU, he is able to pass on his knowledge: in addition to buying raw materials for production, he has been able to hire apprentices.</span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-success-story-paragraphs field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-wrapper divider-none"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--carousel paragraph--view-mode--default list-formatted"> <div class="field field--name-field-carousel-item field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-wrapper divider-none"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--carousel-item-quotes paragraph--view-mode--default list-formatted"> <div class="quotes-item-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-text field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">&quot;My aim is to contribute to the preservation of our cultural heritage by producing Kente fabrics that can be worn for any occasion. Before participating in WIDU, I had difficulties in obtaining funds for my business. Thanks to the WIDU grant, I was able to hire apprentices.&quot; </div> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img data-image-opened="https://widu.africa/sites/default/files/quote-carousel-pictures/IMG_2555.jpg" class="lightbox-preview image-style-lightbox-thumbnail" style="width: inherit" src="/sites/default/files/styles/lightbox_thumbnail/public/quote-carousel-pictures/IMG_2555.jpg?itok=ASDyBbMd" width="110" height="110" alt="Charles" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="quotes-item-author"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Charles</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-wrapper divider-none"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--carousel-item-quotes paragraph--view-mode--default list-formatted"> <div class="quotes-item-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-text field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">&quot;By participating in WIDU.africa, Charles will be able to create jobs and preserve his craft.&quot; <br /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img data-image-opened="https://widu.africa/sites/default/files/quote-carousel-pictures/okofophoto_n.png" class="lightbox-preview image-style-lightbox-thumbnail" style="width: inherit" src="/sites/default/files/styles/lightbox_thumbnail/public/quote-carousel-pictures/okofophoto_n.png?itok=gqa4bzhk" width="110" height="110" alt="Louis" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="quotes-item-author"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Louis</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-success-story-impact field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Jobs created: 5</div> <div class="field field--name-field-country-money-from field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div about="/country-info/DE" id="taxonomy-term-116" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-cit-countries-information"> <h2><a href="/country-info/DE"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Germany</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> <a class ="taxonomy-term-flags" href="/participating-countries" title="Federal Republic of Germany"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/media-images/2021-08/flag_germany.png" width="39" height="39" alt="Flag of Germany" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-country-money-to field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div about="/country-info/GH" id="taxonomy-term-117" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-cit-countries-information"> <h2><a href="/country-info/GH"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Ghana</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> <a class ="taxonomy-term-flags" href="/ghana" title="Republic of Ghana"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/media-images/2021-07/flag_ghana.png" width="39" height="39" alt="ghana" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:28:54 +0000 lara.knoedler 36 at https://widu.africa Cedar Women Organic https://widu.africa/node/31 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Cedar Women Organic</span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-default"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/media-images/2021-08/IMG_1914.jpg?itok=gcWm88nV" width="650" height="433" alt="Cedar Women" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-650x650" /> </div> </article> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4009" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lara.knoedler</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/24/2021 - 10:57</span> <div class="field field--name-field-success-story-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Original WIDU Grant </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h4 class="heading_4">Self-produced organic care products made in Ghana</h4> <p>Deborah Addo lives in Kumasi, Ghana and runs the start-up Cedar Women, which develops and sells its own organic care products. Before the project started, she already had a shop where she offered hair and skin treatments with her products. The grant from WIDU enabled her to buy new equipment for the production of her organic beauty products and thus increase production. In addition, the funding has enabled her to rent her own space to manufacture her products and offer trainings for young women.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-success-story-paragraphs field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-wrapper divider-none"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--carousel paragraph--view-mode--default list-formatted"> <div class="field field--name-field-carousel-item field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-wrapper divider-none"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--carousel-item-quotes paragraph--view-mode--default list-formatted"> <div class="quotes-item-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-text field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">&quot;The WIDU grant enabled my company to purchase a new industrial mixer and to fit out my production room and workspace. This allowed production to take place in a well organised environment. In the end, there was an increase in the volume of production.&quot; <br /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img data-image-opened="https://widu.africa/sites/default/files/quote-carousel-pictures/IMG_2004.jpg" class="lightbox-preview image-style-lightbox-thumbnail" style="width: inherit" src="/sites/default/files/styles/lightbox_thumbnail/public/quote-carousel-pictures/IMG_2004.jpg?itok=df7BMR1k" width="110" height="110" alt="Deborah" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="quotes-item-author"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Deborah</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-wrapper divider-none"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--carousel-item-quotes paragraph--view-mode--default list-formatted"> <div class="quotes-item-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-text field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">&quot;I am passionate about supporting businesses and investing in talent and skills development in Ghana, my home country.&quot; <br /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img data-image-opened="https://widu.africa/sites/default/files/quote-carousel-pictures/Esther.jpg" class="lightbox-preview image-style-lightbox-thumbnail" style="width: inherit" src="/sites/default/files/styles/lightbox_thumbnail/public/quote-carousel-pictures/Esther.jpg?itok=laYFu9ar" width="110" height="110" alt="Esther" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="quotes-item-author"> <div class="field field--name-field-quote-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Esther</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-success-story-impact field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Jobs created: 2</div> <div class="field field--name-field-country-money-from field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div about="/country-info/DE" id="taxonomy-term-116" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-cit-countries-information"> <h2><a href="/country-info/DE"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Germany</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> <a class ="taxonomy-term-flags" href="/participating-countries" title="Federal Republic of Germany"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/media-images/2021-08/flag_germany.png" width="39" height="39" alt="Flag of Germany" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-country-money-to field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div about="/country-info/GH" id="taxonomy-term-117" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-cit-countries-information"> <h2><a href="/country-info/GH"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Ghana</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> <a class ="taxonomy-term-flags" href="/ghana" title="Republic of Ghana"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/media-images/2021-07/flag_ghana.png" width="39" height="39" alt="ghana" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:57:56 +0000 lara.knoedler 31 at https://widu.africa