Management of Crime Check Foundation, CCF, has presented a two-bedroom house to a poor widow coconut seller with four children. The story of Obaa Yaa came to the attention of the management of CCF through some workers of the foundation, while she was selling coconut on the streets of Accra.
Mr. Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the Executive Director of CCF told crimecheckghana that the story of Obaa Yaa, who is widowed was a difficult one for the foundation.
He said having lived with four children to take care of, the lady decided to poison herself but was rescued by a good Samaritan. He added that, the foundation decided to surprise the poor widow with a two bedroom house since Obaa Yaa and her children have lived as squatters after the demise of her husband.
Mr. Kwarteng told crimecheckghana that the structure was put up by the foundation and support of generous Ghanaians in and outside the country.
The foundation also purchased a container to open a shop for Obaa Yaa but due to financial constraints, couldn’t stock the shop with items for her to start her business. “We are therefore appealing to you all to help us stock the shop for Obaa Yaa so she can take care of her four children”, Mr. Kwarteng appealed.
Obaa Yaa couldn’t hide her joy as she couldn’t believe she was now a landlady. She expressed her sincerest gratitude to the foundation and all who supported her in kind and cash.