About Us / How We Work

Ghana Together is a US-registered 501c3 non-profit organization formed in 2008 by a small group of North Americans from the Pacific Northwest. We focus our efforts on improving social, educational, economic, and health conditions in the town of Axim.  We are ordinary people with no particular ideological, political, or theological persuasion, other than that we enjoy working together with our Ghanaian friends at the grassroots level to make life better in their community.

Ghana Together partners with Western Heritage Home (WHH), a Ghanaian-registered NGO (non-profit) led and staffed by Ghanaians. WHH is based in Axim, Ghana, a town of about 25,000 situated on the Atlantic Ocean, in the Western Region of Ghana—Nzema District.

We do all our projects collaboratively with Western Heritage Home. In fact, they set up their organization before we did, with the goal of improving life in their own community. When we learned of their efforts, we decided to form our own organization to give them a boost.

How We Work

Either we or they have potential project ideas. Together we refine them to figure out if they are do-able and if so, how to proceed. Then we get to work both here in the US and in Ghana.

Our approach is to work very closely hand-in-hand. We use email, Whatsapp, text messages to commmunicate frequently. We wire funds from our bank to their bank based on budget requests and supporting documentation.

This intimately collaborative model of "how to work in Africa" is not without its challenges. On both sides, we discuss, misunderstand, make dumb assumptions, argue, resolve, disappoint, amaze, recommit...we are all in it together. We are all committed long-term. Besides, we enjoy the challenge and let's be honest, the adventure!