Extreme poverty demographics in northern Ghana

  •  100% receive no aid from other non-profits or government assistance programs.
  • 77% are self-employed with more working inside the home than out.
  • Household USD earned per week
    • Min: 2.0
    • Max: 16
    • Median: 5.5
    • Mean: 6.23
    • Std: 3.24
  • 96% of the households have 5 or more people supported by their weekly income.
    • Median income $5.5 / 5 people / 7 days per week = ~.15 cents usd / day
  • When not spending money on food: they choose clothing, education, shelter and transportation over charity, religion, fun, work expenses and telecom services.
  • 67% of the households have a child under the age of 2 years old.
  • 67% of the households eat 3 meals per day (33% have just 2).
  • Their common meal menu contains 100% Corn, Grain, Rice. No Protein, Fruits, Vegetables, Dairy, Beans or Sweets were reported.
  • 47% with children under 2 years old, would like access to free condoms.
  • 17% have no phones; 79% Cell phone (w/ voice and SMS); 4% smart phone, tablet or desktop.
  • 88% pay for ride share transportation to move about.
  • 83% rated their household happiness at  (3-4 hearts out of 5).