While women play an important role in food production worldwide, they have limited access to the resources necessary to effectively operate their farming operations. More than 80% students at Konadu come from single mother families. These women struggle to support their children and home. In 2015, we launched the Mushroom Grow’Op. Five women manage mushroom production on site from composting all the way through harvest and sale. Once they have the skills they need they can cultivate opportunities in their own homes. The profits of the farm not only pay them and teach them but they help us to pay for several facilities at our school.
Benefits from the Grow’Op project not only put us on the map in the agriculture sector but help us provide below:
- Salaries to our 5 women in the training program
- Salaries to our compost workers
- Salary for our bus driver
- Maintenance on our water well