Empowering through education

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Women First

After spending over three months in Ghana in late 2017, Black Star Education Foundation president, Bryan Flecker, realized a need for creating income earning opportunities for women. In Ghanian culture, women have fewer opportunities than men, in both education and employment, and women are less likely to own their own business. There are also no social programs at the village or federal level in Ghana that assist women with children financially, nor is there mandated child support for single mothers.

In this vein, Black Star Education Foundation desires to make a difference in women’s lives in the central region of Ghana by providing micro-financing for small business startup, offering academic scholarships, and assisting with trade school classes. 

Our first small business micro loan...

Sarah a young lady from Enyan Denkyira in the Central Region of Ghana is the first recipient of Black Star Education Foundation’s micro loan for women program. Sarah is a dedicated hardworking young lady who is extremely proud to have this opportunity. Sarah’s store sells mostly provisions in the village of Denkyira and will be expanding with time to be more of a general store with a wide variety of products.