- Afua Akoto, 70, lives with her two grandchildren in one of the most deprived villages in the Ashanti Region
- The trio lives in a dilapidated mudhouse that leaks whenever it rains
- The septuagenarian has received help in the form of foodstuffs, clothing, and new cooking utensils
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A 70-year-old Ghanaian woman, Afua Akoto, who has no livelihood support, pension fund, and a monthly stipend to cushion her, has received help.
From one of the most deprived villages in the Ashanti Region, Akoto lives with her two grandchildren in a shabby mudhouse.
The Government of Ghana introduced the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) in 2018, a cash transfer programme for the extremely poor, but Akoto’s data was not captured, GBC News reported.
The septuagenarian has had to resort to hustling and joggling from one job to another, doing menial jobs from dawn to dusk for their upkeep.
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Despite the daily struggle, she is only able to get a few tubers of cassava to feed her family.
When GBC News paid a surprise visit to her, broken pots, broken buckets, scattered dirty clothes, old trunks, dirty plates had littered the compound of her dilapidated mud house.
Akoto, whose husband left her 40 years ago, expressed excitement, saying dreams come true.
The crew presented food items, clothes, and brand new utensils to her. The team is also raising funds to complete a house for Akoto and her grandchildren.
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Ghanaian Woman Gives Blind Woman Food Items
Meanwhile, Asilgya Nimatu Vhanessa, founder of SHE4G Foundation, has presented a new lamp, bathing and food items to Awo Lawer, a visually impaired woman and her husband.
She donated the items to the couple domiciled in a village in Upper Manya Krobo District in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
According to Vhanessa, she learnt about Awo Lawer's need for a lantern when she went for a mop-up exercise in one of the sub-districts of Upper Manya Krobo District.
Teacher Kwadwo Gives New Motorbike, Uniform, other Items to 2 Girls
Also, Michael Owusu Afriyie, better known as Teacher Kwadwo, has provided two girls with new uniforms, bags, and sneakers to start schooling.
Teacher Kwadwo, who doubles as a comedian, fulfilled a promise he made to the girls' parents when he first visited them in their village.
Maabena and her big sister had not enrolled in school when he arrived in the village, and he made it his mission to provide them with the necessary educational items to start school.
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