Matching Donations through October 8!

An anonymous (and generous) donor has approached us with an offer to donate up to $1000 of matching donations for the next 48 hours following our Beer for Bikes Fundraiser.  Any donations made before midnight on Tuesday, October 8 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1000.  This will help us reach our $10,000…

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What is Kekeli?

Kekeli Women are a group of women trained as community health promoters, taking education they have received through formal training to improve health in their own communities. Kekeli means brightness in Ewe, the local language that is spoken in the Volta Region where we work. This is in addition to English, the national language. I…

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Akatsi District Hospital

Ghanaian Doctors Interested in Rural Work

The web-site linked to here describes the increased interest of Ghanaian medical students to work in rural areas of Ghana.  According to the article from, more than half of students are considering postings in these rural regions, many of which are in the north of Ghana, an area in great need of such help.…

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Kekeli Teaching

Kekeli ‘old’ and Kekeli ‘new’ met on May 24th for some continuing education and encouragement. They met together under the mango tree near the Sefe Clinic. Below are some photos of their meeting, along with photos from the community education session led by Comfort, who taught to over 3,000 community members. Notice the drumming group…

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Beach Excursion

On Saturday January 19th, the Original and New Kekeli groups met for the first time. They piled into a school bus we rented from the Ghana Education Service and headed west to PramPram Beach for a day of socializing and checking out the ocean. Although the excursion was out of the ordinary for normal Kekeli…

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Back to Ghana Next Week!

It is New Year’s Day, which means in less than 10 days we are embarking on our return to Ghana. Much unlike the first time I traveled to Africa, I feel quite relaxed about heading halfway across the world. This is because in many ways, Ghana is like a second home. For example, as I…

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100% Donation Matching Through End of 2012!

Thanks to an anonymous donor, all on-line donations through the end of 2012 will be matched 100% up to a total of $1000!  That means with the current 2:1 exchange rate in Ghana, your dollar will be multiplied to four Ghanaian dollars. See below to get a sense of what your dollars will do: $5…

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August Kekeli Meeting Pictures

This past week 15 out of 20 Kekeli women met for their bi-monthly meeting.  They learned about family planning methods and available access to various options.  Check out the photos below which were taken at the meeting.  More information is on its way about what the women have been working on in their villages.  …

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New Maternal Health Program: Info

As the Kekeli women continue their work in their communities, we are continually looking for ways to support them and improve their training. During our visit last December, we conducted focus groups with the women and people in their villages. It became apparent that improving the teaching and training regarding family planning was a large…

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