Green Gold Ghana – Purchase of New Tractor

Green Gold Ghana as a social enterprises company seeks to set the standards for community development, innovation and making Moringa as a cash crop for the rural poor in northern Ghana. to satisfy both our clients and the people we serve, it has become increasingly necessary to invest in equipment’s, buildings, employment of skilled stuff and quality control.

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Founder/Director of Green Gold Ghana receiving documents of tractor after purchase

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Community members observing the new implements

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On the 30th September 2016 we made our biggest investment yet with the purchase of a new “New Holland” TT4030 Tractor with its accessories worth $28,000 USD. The tractor which is a four-wheel drive is ideal for rough terrains, the accessories which include; a Plough, Harrow, Farrow Wheel, TopLink, Trailer, a corn Sheller will go long way to help our farm’s expansion.

The tractor and its accessories when not in use for the expansion of our company work, will be rented out to community members at cheaper rates to encourage agricultural activities in the area.

The purchase of the tractor has already created two jobs for community members; a Tractor operator and Record/Maintenance Keeper

We are looking forward to further invest in the renovation of the old state farm warehouse, drilling of solar powered boreholes, Building and electrification of farm houses and irrigation system for dry season farming

Your investments, donations, expertise are required to help us grow and keep making impact in food security, poverty eradication and community development, contact us to learn how you can get involved

Post by Matorwmasen

My name is Clement Matorwmasen. Together with my wife I have co-founded Green Gold Social Enterprise. Since childhood I have always been a social and environmental activist and I was a youth leader in many activist groups. As a child I grew up in difficult circumstances when my parents abandoned me and I grew up at the homes of different foreign missionaries. As a teenager I re-established the contact with my family members and my tribe and I learned I was high up in the royal family lineage. I now have very strong ties to my tribe and I want to make a difference in not only their lives, but that of all Ghanaians. When I reconnected with my family, I was already running several not-for-profit projects trying to improve the living conditions in several poor communities, like organising finances for a community boreholes to improve access to clean drinking water. I was doing this alongside my teaching job as an IT-specialist at a tertiary institution. In 2007 my boss and mentor introduced me to Moringa. I was intrigued and went to learn more about the plant and all its qualities and I saw it as a potential solution to combat malnutrition in our communities. This inspired me to set up my own NGO called Drive Aid Ghana and we started promoting the usage and cultivation of Moringa. I was happy that I could make a difference for some people, but scaling and sustaining our activities were highly problematic. Initially I was able to interest farmers in growing Moringa, but mostly they ended up cutting it down because they were not able to generate income from it. This was because there was no established local market. They also challenged me: ‘if Moringa is so useful and if you can earn so much money with it, then why don’t you do it yourself?’ These experiences made me think and slowly the idea of starting a social enterprise to promote Moringa as a cash crop started to develop. With the full support of my wife I handed over my IT-business to my brother and went full-time into developing our social enterprise Green Gold. We have been donated an abandoned state farm of 3000 ha by one of our communities, which we are currently developing into a Moringa plantation and processing factory. My quest is simply to make a difference in other people’s lives and to make the world a better place one smile at a time, Moringa is my pivot point for sustainable development

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