Ghana: Currently the Most Successful West African Country

Ghana: Currently the Most Successful West African Country

Ghana is the only West African country Rick and Wendy have visited to date. It is also where TechnoServe was founded abroad in 1968 and is its longest running office. Starting in Ghana, Rick and a few colleagues taught TechnoServe staff in several country offices...
Ghana Successes: TechnoServe Helps Small Cocoa Farmers “Cash In”

Ghana Successes: TechnoServe Helps Small Cocoa Farmers “Cash In”

Long a mainstay of Ghana’s economy, cocoa generates much-needed foreign exchange for the country, as well as income for millions of poor farmers such as Yaw Dankwa and Susana Nsiah.  But most of these farmers haven’t viewed their farms as businesses. As a result, they...
Ghana Successes: Backyard Neem Tree Inspires New Pharmaceuticals

Ghana Successes: Backyard Neem Tree Inspires New Pharmaceuticals

Since graduating from university in 1984, Isaac Bohulu had been a pharmacist in Accra, Ghana including six years spent at Hoffmann-La Roche, the Swiss-based international pharmaceutical company.  But he always was an entrepreneur at heart, especially after gaining his...
Ghana Successes: Community Business, Learning, IT & Library Center

Ghana Successes: Community Business, Learning, IT & Library Center

Ethel Emma Asomani was a $10,000 winner in the 2007 business plan competition.  She wanted to upgrade her already-establisheda multi-faceted business and IT-oriented community center which included: library and online reference resources; clinics and weekly classes...