Rufina’s Story – Small Business Owner

The impact of Coronavirus is being felt by all businesses around the world. To help us understand the economic impact of COVID-19 in Lawra, the ATE team have been out in the community, talking with all of our small businesses, monitoring how they have been affected by...

Ali’s Story – Small Business Owner

The virus, COVID-19, has had a huge impact on our daily personal lives and businesses. Markets were closed, borders closed, restaurants shut, buses parked and long distance travels terminated. It was a long, unproductive but resource consuming months. These months...

Agnes’ Story – Small Business Owner

Agnes Kyile is one of the most determined young and enterprising people we support. She is a hairdresser and her hairdressing business was on the peak of progress. I could confidently say she would have made a sustainable business. She had constant flow of customers...

World Youth Skills Day

In light of World Youth Skills Day on 15th July, we want to take a moment to reflect on youth in Lawra Municipal and the importance of equipping youth with entrepreneurial skills, now more than ever. There are some very sobering facts reported globally on the high...

Fighting Poverty and Insecurity Through Sustainable Businesses

By Jessica Cruse, Interim Director of Operations This August our ATE team in Ghana have been busy training local small business owners across the Lawra District and what a success it has been! For two weeks, the ATE Inclusion Centre was able to host training to over...

A Sign of the Times- Joseph the Plumber

Joseph’s thriving plumbing business is a sign that things are changing in Lawra. He installs WCs, wash basins, showers, sinks and polytanks. “I enjoy doing quality work. And it’s making people’s lives easier – so they don’t need to go to the borehole to fetch water,...