Agbogbloshie is one of the biggest markets in the Central District of Accra, Ghana. The market is surrounded by slums and many of the inhabitants are women and their families that migrated from the North of Ghana in search of employment. Many of these women engage in manual labor trade by working in the markets carrying heavy loads of goods to and from the markets on large pans on their heads for people and businesses that come to the market to buy and sell their goods and products for small fees. The Ghanaian term for a female porter or bearer is known as Kayayei or Kaya Yei
These women often work in poor conditions and toil in the market for many hours with minimal income. Given the meagre amount of money they earn carrying these heavy loads, the women are unable to rent apartments in Accra (capital city of Ghana). They cannot afford a decent meal a day for themselves and to sufficiently feed their families. You find many of the women and their children sleeping in the streets of the capital. Some of the women get pregnant and cannot afford to look after their children and the children also end up in the streets.
Bread of Life International through its Flagship Community Event Program, collaborated with SOS Children’s Village, a non-governmental organization focus on supporting children without parental care to reach out to that impoverished community to provide food to the women, their children, and families.
Bread of Life International with the volunteers from the Youth of SOS Village distributed free hot meals, drinks, and bags of water to over 1000 children, head potters, and their families. The event was special because it occurred during the Christmas holidays, a public festivity where most people in the country were celebrating the Christmas Holidays, but many of these women do not have enough money to buy food and gifts for their children and families.
This event was made possible by generous gifts by individuals, donors, and sponsors that contributed to Bread of Life International Community Event Program. There are many communities that we would like to reach out to and expand on our program. You can join us in the fight to eliminate hunger.
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