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Ghana Project & Aid Distribution Trip: When It Rains The Water Gushes Through The Roof (Day 10)

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When It Rains The Water Gushes Through The Roof (Day 10) – 14 March 2015


Today was our second last day in Ghana, time was running out and we still had lots of things to do. Most of the day was spent at Masjid Abrar finalising the last few things we needed.

Just before Magrib prayer we went to Ashyama which is about a 20 minutes drive from Masjid Abrar. It is an area where many Muslims live but unfortunately poverty is also very high. While walking in Ashyama it seemed like we were in the slums of Tema where the standard of living was very low.

Our purpose of visit was to meet a widow and her 3 orphaned children. The house she lived in was nothing more than a shed that we have in our gardens, in fact the sheds we have are of a better quality. It was very hard to believe that someone can live in these conditions. She informed us that when it rains the water gushes through the roof and soaks the few belongings that she has.

When speaking to the widow further she informed us that she collects plastic bags from the floor and sells it. When we inquired about how much she earns we were all left bamboozled, she informed us that in a good week she will earn 10 Cedes (2 pounds). How can someone run an entire house on 2 pounds.

When brother Ibrahim learnt about this widow and her orphaned children he straight away enrolled the orphans into Asiga. Now these orphans are part of Caravan of Mercy’s sponsorship scheme and are getting food and education which will equip them with the tools to fight poverty.

When we left Ashyama our thoughts were occupied with only one thing, and that was how this widow and orphans have to fight for survival everyday.

Alhamdolillah through Caravan of Mercy’s great work is getting done in Ghana and changing the lives of so many people.

Sameer Ismail

Projects Coordinator