Thank you for raising over $90,000 to train Ghana Street Children in Accra during June, bringing life and hope to Ghanaian youth. AE volunteer Mike Heard writes about this transformative programme and its ongoing positivity for communities and families.
An African Enterprise apprenticeship programme for Street Children in Ghana has seen a destitute young Muslim woman surrender her life to Jesus and learn how to set up a profitable business at the same time.
Rajiatu, 23, was barely making a living selling water in a marketplace in Ghana’s capital, Accra, when she met a man who promised to marry her, but who deserted her when she fell pregnant.
Unable to provide properly for herself or her child, she shared details of her struggle with a friend and was led to AE’s local office.
There, she was enrolled in AE’s Street Children Project, which saw her engaging in Bible studies as she learned how to make pastries for a living.
In time, Rajiatu decided to surrender her life to Jesus. When she graduated from the pastry course, she was given seed money and equipment to launch a pastry business.
AE’s Ghana office says that the last time it checked, the business was “doing very well”.
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