Supporting the Sanctuaries for Outcasts in Ghana

Actuals

The photographer Nyani Quarmine shot 15 impressive pictures in Gambaga:

http://nyani.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Witch/G0000ZcShI8re9l4/I0000_iDhWlA1XyA

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The Canadian journalist Paula Stromberg has published a report about the Gambaga Ghetto: “Women still accused of witchcraft, lynched in Ghana.” See:

http://web.me.com/pstromberg78/Africa/Witch_Camp_Report_files/Witch%20Camp%20Report%202011sm.pdf

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Dear Donors,

thanks to your monthly donations, our current monthly budget exceeds today: 455,00 EUR (900 GhS)

We have come a long way from the 250 GhS we had per month in January.

We also had some single donations. Sabine von der Tann donated 5000,00 EUR! Other individuals contributed 150 EUR total, the Evangelic Congregation of Karlsruhe donated 213,15 EUR.

Earmarked donations were made by “Wasser für die Welt”.

We bought 2 Wheelbarrows, handed out 460 EUR (1000 GhS) to the women in Gushiegu, spent 380 EUR for the registration of all women and children at the NHIS and registered Land for 800 EUR. Further costs were staff, transport and smaller issues. Our budget exceeded approximately GhS 8400 (4000 EUR) in 2011.

The Catholic Church of Ghana also organized a borehole for the women in Gushiegu-camp and toilets.

We thank all of you for your trust! We are happy to continue our work with the women in Gushiegu, Nabule and Kpatinga! In the upcoming year we want to focus on those women who want to resettle and on the children who would like to join school.

Best regards,

Simon and Evelyn

Dear Donors,

we want to show you some pictures of the (expensive but worthwile) registration of the land. At the moment everything lays fallow and is covered with grass as rains have watered the place. Until next rain-season the soil has recovered and we can plough the land.

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One single donation today made it possible to invest 10 000 GhC into the project in the upcoming year. Thank you! This will bolster the wellbeing of all 200 women and children in the three camps for witch-hunt victims. We are also thinking about outreaching to Tindang.

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Thanks to all donors our budget is from September on:

185 € (400 GhC) salary for Simon and Evelyn Ngota.

45 € (100GhC) for petrol to provide transport between the camps and to bring women to hospital.

260€ (550 GhC) for the most urgent measures in healthcare and nutrition in the camps.

10€ (21 GhC) transaction fees.

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On 19th July in Marburg/Germany, “The Witches of Gambaga” was viewed by 50 interested people. Later on 30 were asking questions to Felix Riedel who informed about current witch-hunts. This is a hopeful startup.

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