Residents of Osumbo, a remote community in the Central Region have decried deplorable living conditions.
The inhabitants mostly peasant cassava and maize farmers say they have been neglected because they cannot access healthcare services, good education for their children, and social amenities.
In a visit to the community, some of the residents who spoke to Crime Check Foundation (CCF) said they trek miles to access markets in nearby towns.
“After walking several miles to go to the market to sell our cassava, we only come home with Twenty Ghana cedis. Vehicles barely come here because of the poor nature of the road. Life has been very difficult here,” Esi Okai, 49, told CCF.
In its bid to help eradicate poverty, CCF supported four women including madam Okai, Grace Tetteh, Grace Odae, and a mother of eight, Grace Acquah.
The Foundation gave the women Five Hundred Ghana cedis each as part of its ‘Village Charity Series’ to enable them either expand their farms or start a business.
The gesture was from the contribution of US-based Theresa Asare and Maa Faith.
The beneficiaries thanked CCF and the donors for coming to their aid but appealed for more support.
“We are grateful for coming to help us because we have been starving. We are appealing to government and other donors to support us get a better life. God bless you,” they said.
Crime Check Foundation has visited villages in the Northern, Ashanti, Central, and Volta regions to support residents to help improve their livelihood.
CCF seeks to extend the support to other regions but relies on donor support.
Kindly contact 0242074276/0248895381 to make your contributions to help the CCF to reach out to more villages.
By: Rudolph Nandi