G-lish Foundation is a registered NGO in Ghana, West Africa, that exists to create lasting social, economic and environmental change in impoverished rural communities in Ghana.
G-lish achieves this by creating sustainable sources of income (recycled baskets), regenerating the degraded environment (tree planting, using waste in basket making), and developing projects that create a prosperous and safe future (Green Clubs, savings groups).
100% of income–profits from sales of products and volunteer contributions–is reinvested in G-lish with the aim to grow G-lish to reach more people in need and make an increasing economic, social, and environmental impact in rural Ghana.
Profits fund G-lish’s growth. The main areas of growth have been to create more jobs: recruit more weavers and recycled materials workers to produce more baskets and new products for local sale and export. This includes expanding basket production to more villages and training traditional weavers to work with recycled materials.
Other areas include developing youth and environmental projects including Green Clubs, tree planting and seedling raising.
G-lish works to a fair trade model of paying higher than fair trade prices to producers for their work. This provides economic security. One of the things the weavers most comment on is the relief of knowing they WILL be paid quickly, and they will earn more than they do from any other basket making or economic activity they could otherwise undertake.
G-lish Foundation pursues its mission and objectives through the following programme areas. Read more: