This is Abba, she lives in Navio, in the Upper East region of Ghana with her four children. She’s determined for her children to have the opportunities that she didn’t. When she was younger she had to drop out of school early – her parents just couldn’t afford for her to carry on with her education.
Abba is also passionate about women's empowerment. She told us "It is really women who struggle a lot to take care of our children. Every burden about the household is put on the women and that is why the project focused on women."
Women taking part in Tree Aid’s Grow Hope project told us they gained financial control for the first time in their lives, helping them to be able to invest in their children's future. Abba said she now hopes to "build good accommodation for my children and continue to support my family to achieve good prospects in life."
When you empower a woman, you empower a family and a new generation. When a woman is supported to grow her own food and income, she can gain financial stability. This means more children sent to school and better opportunities for the future of families.