These are just a couple of images of some of the inspiring women we met recently – whilst traveling around Ghana, West Africa, on assignment for NGO, Concern Universal – who are working on projects that are enabling them to raise themselves and their families above the poverty level.
‘Concern Universal is a charity that brings opportunity to families in Africa, Latin-America and Asia to end the poverty they live in. Poverty is not just about being poor. It is being denied choice and opportunity – whether it’s a lack of food, water, healthcare, education or feeling powerless to make changes.’ CU
Please rend more about the projects, which we have worked on, in West Africa, on the CU website.
For the past week or so, we’ve been hard at work in the field – quite literally, most of the time! – on assignment for, NGO, Concern Universal. It’s been an incredible experience, and it is always a pleasure to work with CU’s team of extremely dedicated, and passionate, project managers. And, of course, all the people we met, Jason photographed, and we interviewed, along the way, have made this assignment one of our most memorable experiences.
We’ve also knocked up a few 1000km’s traversing beautiful, and diverse, Ghana (big thanks to Daniel, our CU driver, for getting us around the country so efficiently – and with speed!) – starting in Accra, in the South, to Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, and into Wa, in the Northern region.
Here is just a smattering of images… we’ll have more to share in the coming week or so. Right now, we are relaxing – much needed – post-assignment, in the lush surroundings of La Paradise Inn, in Osu district, back in Accra.
We look forward to sharing more stories from our Ghana assignment shortly.
We stopped by the Gambia is Good grocery store and café yesterday, to admire their new signage, and to say ‘esama‘ (good morning) to the staff. On entering the store, we were very pleasantly surprised to see one of Florio’s images from an assignment we worked on for NGO, Concern Universal, here in The Gambia, just before we left on our River Gambia Expedition.
Amongst the shoot locations, on the assignment, was the G.I.G. store, which was then situated in the previous CU compound, in Fajara.
Penda, who manages the GIG store, assured us that they will be brewing fresh coffee in the café, very soon… we’ll be first in line!