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Sponsors have helped Ghanaian children since 2005 when Compassion teamed up with churches in Ghana to fight poverty.

Where in the World?

western Africa

Favorite ...

sports: soccer, boxing

foods: stews, plantains, waakye (a dish of beans and rice), yams

celebrations: Farmers' Day, Christmas, Africa Day, Eid ul-Fitr (end of Ramadan)

Claim to Fame

home to Lake Volta, the world's largest manmade lake

Wild Residents

elephants, warthogs, hippos, pythons, cobras

Poverty Pitfalls

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droughts and floods kill many food crops Sponsored kids eat healthy meals at their Compassion centers.
malaria caused by mosquito bites Sponsored children receive bed nets to keep out mosquitoes at night.
higher risk of dying before age 5 - mostly from malaria Compassion's Survival program helps keep pregnant women and babies healthy.

Fun Facts

a little smaller than Oregon

money: cedi

The official language is English, but most people speak Asante.

The Akan people of Ghana wear colorful clothes made out of a cloth called kente, which is special in their culture.

popular musical instruments: Akan drum, goje fiddle, koloko lute

Printable: Discover Ghana Download Print

Stat Snapshot


Ghana 🇬🇭 United States 🇺🇸


27,499,924 339,665,118

People Living in Poverty

24.2% 15.1%


Asante, Ewe, Fante, Boron, nearly 70 others

English, Spanish, Chinese, other


Christian 71.2%, Muslim 17.6%, traditional 5.2%, none 5.2%, other 0.8%

Protestant 46.5%, none/other 26.1%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%

Typical Family Income

$4,600 per year $63,700 per year

MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018


You’re Never Too Young to Try Something New


What’s It Like To Learn Like Me?

Group of young people jumping or skipping rope

Group Games for the Win!


Pocket Pals: This Is How I Dress!


Arm Ready!


Splish Splash


Hello in There!

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Gather Round!

Reverend Mireku, leader of GH 312 - Shiloh Child Development Center, with 296 children, created a way for families to secure and generate an income by raising and selling rabbits in their community. He educates each child and family the basics of rearing rabbits for sale and food. This money is to help secure future and high education for the children. Through the center he teaches the importance of higher education and how to develop the business of selling rabbits. Reverend Mirekyu has also purchased through the center a plot of land in which his goals are to raise livestock and farm to benefit the center and the children.  A child, boy, youth, wearing a blue shirt, smiles as he holds his hand and gives a plant leaf, green food, feeding, taking care of, rearing, raising, rabbits, bunny, farm animal, brown and white bunny in a wooden cage, box, outside, outdoor bunny cage.  The cage is open and there is a lock on the side door.

Creatures Great & Small