David Tetteh, Ghana

Sep 19, 2018 | Inspiring Stories - Africa

David Tetteh, 45, is a farmer and resident of Abourso in the Dominase Epicentre in Ghana. He became involved with The Hunger Project in 2008 after a Community Animator, Felix Narh, organised a Vision, Commitment and Action Workshop in the community. As a result of the workshop his perception of life was transformed completely and he became more committed to his own development and that of his community.

Mr. Tetteh was nominated by his chiefs and people, having noticed these changes in him, to represent Abourso on the Epicentre Committee. Due to his dedication and commitment to the epicentre work, he was elected as Vice Chairman to the Epicentre Committee. He was also identified and trained by The Hunger Project as an Agricultural TOT (trainer of trainers). Until his involvement with The Hunger Project , David did not think that he had any chance of making it in life, and this was reflected in his attitude toward work generally. Now he has gained a lot of confidence and believes very much in himself and his community as a result of his participation in a series of Hunger Project workshops, epicentre meetings and training programmes.

David travelled to other communities within the epicentre to carry out educational sessions and visited their farms to demonstrate good practices such as row planting, weed control and fertiliser application. He encouraged his community to cultivate a group farm, which served as a demonstration farm for other farmers. With support from The Hunger Project, he helped put up a maize storage facility in the community.

This year, David cultivated nine acres of maize during the major farming season, compared to the two acres he planted previously. His income level has increased remarkably through the sale of his farm produce, and his household now has adequate food. He has expressed a desire to educate his children to the highest levels possible.

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