Meet Asampanah Azuwine.
In Nyariga, Ghana, where our operations impact approximately 10,000 people, lived Asampanah. For most of her life, she lived in extreme poverty and made a meager living as a basket weaver and potter. When Ten by Three arrived in Nyariga, Asampanah was 96 years old and had lived much of her life with her family outdoors – at one point, in a tree—and then in a one room mud hut.
Through her relationship with Ten by Three, Asampanah, for the first time in her life, started earning a living wage for her work. At 100 years old, Asampanah received a new house, with her first mattress and her first pillow. When asked how she slept that first night on her new pillow, she said that, for the first time, she slept through the rooster’s crow.
Asampanah inspired us so much that we named a basket after her! Shop it here.
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