What is The Collective?
Sustaining the work of the Kekeli women takes a village, as they say. It takes a collective. You are The Collective and your support helps communities in Akatsi be healthy. $50 per month supports one Kekeli woman, but a monthly donation of any size helps sustain their work. Read below to see how your support is used.
Time to Join?
When you join The Collective we suggest a monthly donation of $50 because this amount supports the work of one Kekeli Woman each month (although any amount helps!). And how are each of those dollars spent in Ghana? Below is a breakdown of where your donation ends up.
$15 – Kekeli Woman Stipend
We are committed to providing a source of income for the women we train and don’t believe they should work for free. This is an important part of empowerment. The work they do is valuable and should be treated as such.
$10 – Ongoing Education
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we make it a priority to continue teaching the Kekeli women new skills and refreshing their old skills too. Your $10/mo covers their travel, food, and teaching costs to continue this education.
$5 – Teaching & Wound Supplies
The women are trained to dress basic wounds, treat minor cuts, and do blood pressure screening. This helps their community avoid long trips to the clinic and improves productivity. It also increases the visibility of the Kekeli women in their villages.
$5 – Communication Credits
Each Kekeli Woman uses a smartphone we provide them to communicate with our monitors and each other. We provide them with mobile phone credits to keep their phone service active.
$15 – Ghana Program Costs
Part of any effective program is a good team. We have an outstanding Ghanaian team who runs the Kekeli program on a day-to-day basis. $15 of a $50 monthly donation covers these costs, including wages, an extensive monitoring program, and communication with the USA team. Our Ghanaian team works incredibly hard and cares deeply about the program.
Who Are You Supporting?
The Kekeli Women are more than just names and faces. They are mothers and grandmothers, partners and friends, seamstresses and farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs. We hope their photos help you understand a little better what amazing women they are. Consider supporting their incredible work by joining The Collective.
Kekeli 1 – Trained January 2011
Kekeli 2 – Trained January 2013
Kekeli 3 – Trained November 2016
Kekeli 4 – Trained August 2021