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  1. Pay-as-you-go solar is lighting up the lives of Ghana’s micro-entrepreneurs

    September 4, 2017 - by Kawien Ziedses des Plantes - 3 comments


    Demand for electricity in Ghana is ever-growing but the grid can be unreliable. Renewable energy providers such as PEG are helping fill the gaps.


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  2. We’ve arrived in cocoa farming land: Ghana

    July 6, 2017 - by Ulrike Haug - 0 comments

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    Each year in June, around 100 Oikocredit members and staff gather for the annual general meeting (AGM) in a different country. This year, the AGM is taking place in Ghana’s capital, Accra. After a week of meetings, everyone is looking forward to the partner visits – a chance to see first-hand what Oikocredit’s work in Ghana looks like.


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  3. How PEG is lighting up lives in Ghana

    March 3, 2017 - by Laura de Bresser - 0 comments

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    At the end of January 2017 I paid a visit to our recent partner PEG Africa at their Ghana office. PEG Africa provides solar home systems to low income people in rural areas with the objective to electrify 500,000 households in West Africa by 2020. The benefits to households of using the solar home systems include saving on money spent on kerosene and batteries, health benefits in the form of clean energy, and having access to a more reliable source of energy with knock-on benefits for education and safety.

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  4. Monitoring the sustainability of our support to Kuapa Kokoo

    June 17, 2014 - by Ging Ledesma - 0 comments


    The jolt of the wheels hitting tarmac brought me out of my nap. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Kumasi. The temperature outside is 24 deg. C”.  My first day visiting partners in Ghana was underway.  We were up at 5:30 this morning to catch an early flight to Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city which is about 270 km away from the capital, Accra.

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