A head above ground: Alex’s story

“You’ve got to look after yourself. Stick to the surface and don’t go too deep. If you do, it’s not my problem!” At 18, Alex should be studying for his final year exams at Senior High School. Instead, he’s restarting his first year at Junior High School and advising...

High-Ho! High-Ho! Off to Ghana I go!

Following a recent talk at a U3A coffee morning by Sarah Albeboure, the Chief Executive, of a local charity ATE (Action Through Enterprise) based in Ramsbury, I am off to volunteer in Ghana!! I met with Sarah a few weeks after the coffee morning as I said I would like...

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,...

A Day in the Life of Janet

4am – wakes up, prays, cleans house, sets fire. Then, she goes to the well to get water, warms water over fire and bathes her 3 year old daughter Patience. No breakfast. 7am – leaves for work. It used to take 2 hours to walk, but now ATE has helped her buy a bike for...