FAQ

 

Why do you need my help?

Through our fundraising campaigns for causes in Ghana, we are aiming to raise a total of £30.000 to £35.000 to buy land and build a home to provide adoption for abandoned children. Once we have bought land, we will be building a home step-by-step so monthly donations would be a huge help to the campaign and the lives of others. Alongside regular giving, there is an opportunity to volunteer by doing a campaign for the charity in your area. There is also an opportunity for people to go to Ghana to help build the home from the start to the end. 

Statistics:

  • In Ghana there are 170,000 orphans who have lost their parents to AIDS. Currently Ghana has over 1 million orphans and the numbers continue to grow – UNICEF
  • 70% of homeless people in Ghana are below the age of 20 – Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing
  • Ghana needs 85,000 housing units annually – Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing
  • A Ghanaian child is about 40 percent more likely to be impoverished than a Ghanaian adult. Almost one-quarter of the population were living in poverty and one person in every 12 in extreme poverty. Three-and-half million of those in poverty are children, with more than a third of them in extremely poverty – XINHUA 
  • Child Labour at 33.9% – UNICEF

How much should I give?

The main projects we immediately need donations for are the buying of land and building causes. 

200 people giving £10 a month for a year or 100 people giving £20 a month for a year would raise sufficient funds to build a home.

Why are you building a home?

The reason Sow A Seed is building a home is based on our face hand research that was done in Ghana. After speaking to social welfare officers and visiting children homes, it was identified that the government are moving away from the traditional orphanage / children’s home model due to the unbalanced ratio between carers or volunteers and children. Consequently, the government is keener on people fostering or adopting children. This is in line with the principles of Sow A Seed charity, as we believe that every child should have the privilege to be a part of a family. This campaign will also give an individual or couple who are unable to adopt children due to economic issues the opportunity to fulfil their desires by supporting children in need.

After the home is built, the adoption process will start. Vigorous checks will be done to ensure that an individual or couple who apply to be a part of the SAS adoption scheme are committed and appropriate to look after children as their own. Once the individual or couple are successful, the adoption process will proceed through ‘The Ghanaian Department of Social Welfare’.