Bountiful Children's Foundation

Ghana


Population: 31,072,940 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $2,206 in 2020


The burden of malnutrition in Ghana:

  • Anemia in pregnancy decreased from 55.2% in 2000 to 47.2% in 2019
  • Low birth weight Infants decreased from 16.1% in 2000 to 14.2% in 2015
  • Under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births:
    • Boys decreased from 106.6 in 2000 to 50.7 in 2019
    • Girls decreased from 91.8 in 2000 to 41.4 in 2019
  • Malnutrition in children under 5 years of age:
    • Stunting decreased from 35.5% in 2003 to 17.5% in 2017
    • Wasting decreased from 8.4% in 2003 to 6.8% in 2016

Source: Global Nutrition Report, 2022


Bountiful Children in Ghana

  • Bountiful Children began serving in Ghana in 2016
  • 2715 children and 72 mothers receive help each month as of 2022
  • See additional information below

Ghana - History and Demographics

The Portuguese were the first European colonizers arriving in the area in 1471. The Gold Coast was so named because it was an important source of gold. The Portuguese set up a trading post in Cape Coast to protect their trade from European competitors. It still stands today and is a tourist attraction. There were 30 forts and castles built to protect Portuguese interests from other Europeans and pirates. In the late 17th century, there was a shift from being a gold exporting and slave importing economy to being a major local slave exporting economy. In 1807, Britain began a campaign to stop the international slave trade. In 1808, the United States outlawed the importation of slaves, though the effort was not successful until the 1860’s. Britain became the dominant European power in the late 19th century with their desire to eliminate the slave trade, and Ghana became a British colony. The British presence helped with stability. In 1957, Britain granted Ghana independence. Corruption in the ruling party became an obstacle to economic growth. There was a military coup in 1966 that promised to restore the democratic government. Coups would continue for many years with economic strife and other issues. In 1992, the government was under international and domestic pressure and allowed for a 258-member assembly representing geographic districts. A new constitution was introduced in 1993. Social reforms began to be instituted in 2003 such as a meal-a-day program in the poorest areas. Ghana is currently experiencing a stable democracy.


 

Bountiful Children in Ghana

Bountiful Children started helping communities in Ghana in 2016. 24% of the population live below the national poverty level. Chronic malnutrition affects more than one million children in Ghana.

Communities in Ghana

Available for Adoption

Already Adopted

Ashaiman

Assin Fosu

Axim

Cape Coast

Kasoa

Kpong

Mpintsin

Sweduru

Winneba

Considering A Donation?

100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.

  • $8 = feeds 1 child for a month
  • $25 = feeds 3 children for a month
  • $100 = feeds 1 child for a year
  • $500 = feeds an average community for a month
  • $6,000 = adopts a community of your choice for one year

Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help children in need.

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