This week has been dedicated to visiting the cocoa farms of all of the eligible students in our Asamama class. Douglas has taught us that if there is mistletoe hanging in the farms, that is a bad sign, because it negatively affects the growth of the cocoa trees. He was entertained when we told him that, in America, if you walk under mistletoe, then you must kiss him. Judging from the look on his face, this fun fact only confirmed to him how crazy Americans can be. After visiting eight farms this week, we are heading out for a long weekend to Cape Coast in celebration of Ghana’s Independence Day on March 6th. Douglas is joining us for part of the trip, which we are very excited about!
We’d like to give a shout out to Spencer for his great effort in collecting from a past recipient who hasn’t made any payments in over a year. Spencer has been very dedicated to helping this recipient finish off his payments so that he can be out of debt! Spencer is planning to follow up with him next week in order to hopefully collect the rest of the money that he owes.
Once we return, we are looking forward to getting down to business with writing up business plans and then finally funding some of the great students we’ve discovered in Asamama!