There are 2 girls in the Darko, Kumasi area that are having housing difficulty. We have been sponsoring Akosua and Josephine in our program for the past 9 months. They are currently in cosmetology school. The place they have been living in is a house that is under construction and the builders have requested they move out by Sept.19, 2020. Because of their schooling they need to stay close to this location. We are having a fundraiser to rent a bush house for them. It costs approximately $500.00 to rent one of these houses for 3 years. To get an idea of the type of housing they would be living in take a look at the picture below . Can you see the white door and the open door? These are 2 separate units. They won’t have electricity or running water but the village has a central water pump.The second unit doesn’t even have a window.
Venmo donations: Tender Hopes Crisis Center Randy-Allan-1. We also receive donations through Paypal, Facebook, Instagram and our website tenderhopes.org.
We are now a 501C3 charitable organization!
2018 was a monumental year! We have our tax deductible status and we also have our NGO organized in Ghana! We sponsored 5 girls in 2018. Our organization paid for the cost of their hospital stay and delivery. Two of our girls ended up with c-sections which was a little disappointing. But all of the girls and babies are healthy and safe. Our board member Pastor Daniel Hayford who lives in Ghana helped in getting the girls to the hospital and Daniel and Bernard Osei-Bonsu who also live in Ghana helped with providing food for the girls.
We have our first board of directors which include, Heidi Allan (President), Ashley Osei-Bonsu (Vice President), Randy Allan (Sec/Treasurer), Michael Osie-Bonsu (Translator), Bernard Osei-Bonsu (Ghana Advisor).
Good evening, and greetings from Ghana. I am so happy to be reporting from Ghana, and so glad to finally meet some of the beautiful girls that we have been helping. Being here has only made the need to help stronger. I had such a wonderful experience meeting Mary Owusu, Ruth Opoku, and Grace Achiaa yesterday. I also met another beautiful young lady whom I will write about another day. It is incredible that we can connect even though we can’t communicate verbally very well, and the love that I have for these girls was instantaneous. Their children are also very beautiful, and are in a way, the greatest gift God has given them. We were able to deliver some hygiene kits, do video interviews, and just talk with them about their goals and dreams, and about their basic needs. I can’t wait to return tomorrow to speak with them again. I also got to snuggle some babies, which of course I loved! Thanks to our local coordinator Richard as well! We couldn’t do this without him. We are still trying to meet their basic food needs, which is the most important thing at the moment, so please share this and get the word out so that we can get the money we need for food. There will also be a 5k fundraiser at the beginning of August, so keep your ears and eyes open for more details. The more people that register, the more successful we will be. I will try to post pictures again tomorrow, but here are some for you tonight too. 🙂
I am so surprised by the beautiful gift that we received from Cotton Babies today! They sent us 12 prefolds diapers and 2 flip covers. We just wanted to say thank you very much, and let you know that these diapers will be used and loved, and we know that you will be blessed for your kindness!
Mary Owusu has given birth to a beautiful baby boy. Everything went well, but we need some things for Mary and her baby. Please consider donating money to help us, or items that are needed. We need diapers that are size 1, bottles (Mary is unable to breast feed), formula, food for Mary and her 2 year old son, and baby powder, lotion, and oil. The baby also needs clothes, but we have clothes on the way, and have purchased a few in Ghana already. Please let people know so that we can get the items that she needs.