British High Commissioner To Ghana Visit Sinapi Aba Women Farmers Benefiting From The Root Of Change
On 2nd December, 2021, the British High Commissioner, Her Excellency Harriet Thompson embarked on an official visit to Northern Ghana to share in the celebration and the joy of Sinapi Aba Clients farmers who through the Root of Change Project have seen significant improvements in their lives and the communities to which they belong as a whole.
The Root of Change Project was funded by the UK Government FCDO through Opportunity International UK.
The project has succeeded in economically empowering women farmers, in the various areas of implementation in terms of financial inclusion, productivity, income, gender awareness and their status in the society. Over 12,000 women had benefited since the project started about three years ago.
The British High Commissioner was joined on this trip by other members of her team. Her excellency, Harriet Thompson expressed satisfaction with the work of the organization on the project and the successes achieved. “I am glad to meet people like these rural women farmers to see the impact of the British Government support”, she said.
During an interactive session with the beneficiaries, the women farmers shared their success stories and the impact the project has had in their lives. They mentioned that through the project they can now better provide the needs of their children and are now able to partake in family and community discussions. They also mentioned that the Project has led to growth in the sizes of their farms, translating into increased income.
As part of the meeting, an exhibition of some of the farm produce of the beneficiaries was conducted and the farmers displayed their harvested food crops. The beneficiaries of the Roots of Change Project, sang and danced their heart out as Her Excellency and her team inspected the harvested crops, conducted around by the Chief Programs Officer of Sinapi Aba, Mrs Joyce Owusu-Dabo.
Her Excellency, Harriet Thompson, expressed her gratitude for the warm reception and hoped the visit strengthens the bond between the farmers and Sinapi Aba. She was hopeful that more support would be given to the women as a means to sustain the benefits derived on their lives.