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1/19/17

Ray of Hope in Soya Farming

Written By: Madalitso Banda

The introduction of training for 600 farmers on sustainable agriculture practices among 80 VLSA groups has bought hope, relief and excitement among VSLA members Read More

1/9/17

Farmer turned Teacher Gives the Priceless Gift of Education

Written By: Priscilla Sogah

Twelve years ago, a farmer named Hayford Otoo, noticed that more and more children from the village of Kokoado, Ghana were not in school – and that the rate of Read More

1/4/17

Farmer Revamps Cocoa Production

Written By: Priscilla Sogah

Hayford Otoo, 52, became a cocoa farmer in Ghana at a time when agriculture contributed to about 60% of Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Otoo jumped onto Read More

12/27/16

Hooked by Their Unity

Written By: Madalitso Banda

Mc Tan Chikakula, lives in Sapezeka Village a typical tobacco-growing community in Kasungu District, Malawi where men like him work hard with their wives and Read More

12/13/16

Not Letting an Unbendable Leg Bend her Dreams

Written By: Sharon Panackal

Kiran comes from a rural village surrounded by a dense forest that is miles away from the nearest town. The small village’s primary offers children both mid-day Read More

12/7/16

Education is Important Preparation for the Long Run in Life

Written By: Madalitso Banda

Since 2009, Join My Village in Malawi has reached more than 18,000 adolescent girls, and more than 1,000 of them have received scholarships which include school Read More

11/23/16

Muskaan: A Girl Who Never Stops Smiling

Written By: Sharon Panackal

The Hindi word “Muskaan” in roughly means smiling and Muskaan is also the name of a 13 year old KGBV student in the Shrawasti district of Uttar Pradesh. Although Read More

11/21/16

Light in the Midst of Turbulence

Written By: Madalitso Banda

“I thought I was strong, and all along I was telling myself it is going to be ok, and time after time when problems arose I could move on and put a brave face Read More

11/7/16

Literacy and VSLAs

In Malawi, especially in the rural areas, education is a luxury, especially for women. Many women who are in VSLAs are either primary school drop outs or if they completed standard eight they were Read More

10/26/16

Improved Livelihood Equals Educated Children

Written By: Priscilla Sogah

For most farmers in rural Ghana, paying the school fees for five children is a rare privilege. However for smallholder farmers from communities that are Read More

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