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Shea Butter Co-Op

Visited a village outside Tamale that was supported by a women's Shea Butter Co-Op and got to help in part of the process. It was a really interesting process and felt so good on my hands!! The majority of the women in the village worked to produce and sell the shea butter and all their proceeds went into one fund. When any family in the village needed money, they could ask to take it out of the Shea butter account. I bought some to bring home!
Biking in Dresses & Eating Dinner with Baboons

October 1st 2005
I have been in Ghana exactly one month as of today! We arrived back in Tamale yesterday evening after a very long 4 hour Tro-Tro ride home from Mole National Park. There were 21 of us in the Tro-Tro and all of our backpacks and food; thank God for my iPod and neck pillow. Mole has been one of the major highlights of the trip thus far! We arrived at the park's entrance on Friday afternoon rea ... read more
Africa » Ghana » Ashanti » Kumasi

Ghanaian Flag Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the ... ... read more
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