Ghana is located in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The climate is tropical. It is warm and comparatively dry along the southeast coast. It is hot and humid in the southwest, and hot and dry in the north. Ghana is mostly low plains with a dissected plateau in the south-central area.
Ghana struggles with recurrent droughts in the north. This severely affects agricultural activities. There is deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion, poaching and habitat destruction which threatens the wildlife populations. Ghana also deals with water pollution and inadequate supplies of potable water.
Ghana’s ethnic composition is 98.5% black African, 1.5% European and other ethnic groups. The religious composition is 63% Christian, 16% Muslim, and 21% indigenous beliefs.
The life expectancy in Ghana is 58 years. Estimates for this country take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS. In addition to AIDS, there is a high degree of risk for bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, yellow fever, and meningococcal meningitis.
Natural resources include gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, and limestone.
Children of Promise in Ghana
The Children of Promise sponsorship program began in Ghana in 2006. This ministry serves children in the capital city of Accra. The children live mostly in single or two bedroom compound houses with many family members. Some of the houses have electricity, water and toilets. Those living in houses without water buy buckets of water from nearby houses.
The children served will be attending one of two Church of God schools in Accra, Amazing Love and Amazing Grace. Both schools are located in a deprived fishing community where most of the people are fishermen, fishmongers and workers in a low income bracket.
For $25 per month per child, you are providing a hopeful future for a Ghanaian child who would otherwise not have such an opportunity.