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World Class-Ghana Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: To provide access to credit, clean water, and sanitation to the women and children of greater Amasaman, Ghana.

Results: over 550 loans to over 300 women 3 wells drilled (2 with electric pumps and water storage) 12 unit composting latrine facility with rainwater catchment system for hand washing

Geographic areas served: greater Amasaman

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

An incredibly efficient and well run organization. Superior job of communicating with donors/volunteers both verbally and visually. Cannot believe what they have accomplished with the funds they have. I am proud to be associated with World Class!

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

The volunteers of World Class Ghana has consistently worked for the betterment of the people, particularly the women, in the Amasaman region of Ghana. Their water and sanitation efforts have helped to improve the living and health conditions of all the people in the region. The staff in Ghana have been patiently trained to run an effective office, and to be both responsible and proud of the work that they do.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

World Class-Ghana is one of the most carefully managed organizations I have ever encountered. The oversight of the Ghanaian operation is meticulous. The mission is clear and carefully adhered to. U.S. overhead is kept to a true minimum. Wells and access to clean water are having a measurable impact in keeping girls in school. I have travelled many times to Ghana and it is refreshing to work with this organization. They are doing important work and doing it WELL! Pun intended.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a co-founder, board member, and president of World Class-Ghana, I am biased, of course. However, I think we have accomplished a lot with a little in a relatively brief span of time for the women and children we serve in greater Amasaman, Ghana. Since our inception in the fall of 2006, we have received total donations in the amount of roughly $125,000. With it we have drilled 3 wells, connected electric pumps and tank reservoirs to 2 of them, constructed a 12-unit composting latrine with rainwater catchment provisions for handwashing, provided connection to electric service for one school and the area council building, and over 550 loans to over 300 women in the communities we serve. We have also provided gainful employment to our Ghanaian staff of 2. We can do all this because we have a working board of volunteers assisted by members who have donated legal, accounting, and IT services. Board members traveling to Ghana pay the bulk of their travel expenses themselves. We have no office expense or salaries to pay in the US. We are stricly a "no frills" organization with an emphasis on sticking to our mission of providing access to credit, clean water, and sanitation to the area we serve. We believe that it isn't what you can dream up, but what you can actually get done that makes an organization effective. Despite our tiny size, I think we are succeeding in that approach.

Board Member

Rating: 5

World Class is very successful at making a relatively small amount of money go a long way in meeting very basic needs that will make a significant difference in people's lives, working in several poor communities in Ghana.

The goal of World Class is to provide access to credit, clean water, and sanitation, thereby helping to provide better health and more sustainable livelihoods for the women and children of those communities.

In four short years, World Class has provided over 350 women with 550 microloans, constructed two wells and a latrine facility in one community, and is completing a new well in another community.