With its welcoming people and first-class beaches, Ghana has become a magnet for tourists. However, visitors who don't leave the main roads are unaware of the large swaths of poverty that run throughout Ghana, especially in the three northern regions. Farmers in particular face many hardships.
Recognized by the international community as a democratic and economic leader in Africa, Ghana has taken center stage in the fight against poverty. Catholic Relief Services works with the people of Ghana to tackle poverty on several fronts by: improving child and maternal health of women and children; increasing access to clean water and sanitation; providing care and support to people living with HIV; finding ways to increase farm profits and production; and promoting better nutrition practices in the agriculture sector.
Learn more about our work in Ghana.
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|Population:||26,652,402 (July 2012 est.)|
|Size:||92,098 sq mi; slightly smaller than Oregon|
|People Served:||1,521,404 (2012 est.)|
Catholic Relief Services is a longstanding partner in Ghana's development. CRS Ghana was established in 1958, just one year after Ghana gained independence, and currently employs 60 national and 3 international staff members. Lisa Washington-Sow is the country representative based in Ghana's capital, Accra. CRS Ghana has one other office in the capital of the Northern Region, Tamale.
PartnersCatholic Church of Ghana
Ghana Health Service
District Agricultural Development Units of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture