Since then, our participation from Canadians has grown. In fact, this week's blog has been delayed as I have been spending time with a group of seven Canadian business women who have come to spend a week with us in Ghana. The week before that I had a visit from another Canadian businessman; in a couple of weeks, after the conference in Liberia, John Denbok will be coming to Ghana to visit; and shortly after that, a group from my parent's city of Georgetown will be coming.
Since I have been busy from sun up to sun down with this group that is still here, let me just put some images up of our trip and tell you some of the stories next week.
|This is the group at the Elmina Slave Castle.|
|On our first day together, at Hopeline Institute's office, we spent time sharing our stories.|
|We then went out to visit some of the Village Savings and Loan groups. This group processes palm nut kernels together for oil - more about that next week.|
|This VSL group recently started their second nine-month savings and loan journey together and shared with us what each of them do in business.|
|On Saturday, we spent the day visiting our small and medium size entrepreneurs. This is Georgina, who runs a tailoring and decorations business. Here she is finishing the dresses for a wedding the next day.|
|Ravena was next, who runs two businesses - one making beautiful jewelry and one training teachers in Early Childhood Education. We spent the longest time here - too much shopping for the women to do!|
|On Sunday, we went to Fanny's church, Lighthouse Chapel in Adenta. The pastor took time to meet with us after their service.|