Author Archives: Rachael Taylor

New Women’s Group taken through VSLA Constitution Development

Trax supports women to establish Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) to take control of their own finances. Since we began this initiative some years ago, there has been high demand from women’s group to establish new VSLAs. Trax Ghana … Continue reading

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Trax Host Fundraising and Resource Management Intern

Trax has a history of hosting students, researchers, and interns from around the world. We believe this supports Trax’s development and learning opportunities as well as the personal development and growth of the individuals we host. In light of this, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Contribution of Women Farmers in Northern Ghana

This International Women’s Day we are celebrating women farmers everywhere. Women farmers constitute more than half of the labour force on small farms in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this, they typically have little or no ownership of land, property, or income. … Continue reading

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TRAX GHANA SEED LOAN SCHEME AT KABUSGO COMMUNITY

Seed is the basic input in agricultural production system. Lack of locally adapted seed, particularly in drought-prone and food insecure communities in northern Ghana, is crucial especially as rainfall distribution is mono-modal and production is only subsistence. Over time, Trax … Continue reading

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TRAX GHANA VILLAGE SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION (VSLA) GROUPS SHARE-OUT AT KABUSGO

Trax Ghana works in vulnerable communities where there is high level of illiteracy and members such as widows, divorced or separated women, school drop outs, etc have little opportunity to borrow from financial institutions due to lack of collateral security. … Continue reading

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TRAX GHANA FARMERS USE WEIGHING SCALE FOR MARKETING OF OFSP PRODUCE

Given the high level of malnutrition in Ghana, the country needs a holistic approach of supplementation, food fortification and dietary diversification to combat malnutrition. Trax Ghana is promoting the resilient nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) rich in Vitamin A to … Continue reading

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ARTISANS RECEIVE TRAINING ON BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH

In order to empower vulnerable and marginalized youth, Trax Ghana in partnership with Tools for Self Reliance (TFSR), UK provides them with vocational and livelihood training in different skills or trades including tailoring, welding, tailoring, auto mechanics, electronic and bicycle … Continue reading

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ZUARUNGU MOSHIE SCHOOL BENEFITS FROM A SUMMER HAT

Rustic Pathways provides international community service programs for high school students. Their programs introduce students to a variety of service experiences that benefit the communities they visit, while showing students the impact they can have on the world. Additionally, these … Continue reading

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SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM FREE EYE SCREENING AND GLASSES

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TRAX GHANA PARTICIPATES IN THE NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is an important global and national event. The day was set aside by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994 to mark this important global event in every calendar year that falls … Continue reading

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