Population: 25.5 million (UN, 2012)
Life expectancy: 64 years (men), 66 years (women) (UN)
Human Development Index: 138 / 187
Ghana has made considerable progress in reducing poverty. Despite this, there is growing inequality as the gap between the rich and poor widens. United Purpose has worked in Ghana since 1999. We work in the northern enclave- specifically the Upper West region (still the poorest in Ghana), Northern Brong Ahafo, Northern Volta Regions as well as Kwahu North District.
Poor households lack food for around a quarter of each year. In bad years, this rises to more than half the year with little or no food. Access to financial services is scarce, with 78% of families in rural communities lacking access to even the most basic financial services. We work with the rural poor in deprived districts- especially women, smallholder farmers (both men and women) and rural micro-entrepreneurs.
Country Director: Juliette Lampoh
Head Office: House No. 15A Parsnip Street, Opposite True Love Nursery School, East Legon, Accra, Ghana
Postal Address: PMB KIA 129, Airport –Accra, Ghana.