In addition to supporting pre-schools in Ghana Star of Hope has also helped to launch and develop several community development projects.
In the early 2000's, they gave support to women's groups in several villages. Most were various agricultural projects that give women a chance to develop their own manufacturing of various products of the vegetables they grow.
I visited Osae Kroduda 2008. There, the local women's group received financial assistance and other support for setting up a factory to make "gari" from cassava.
Women's Group's business concept is based on that they have access to cassava. They worked on the farm and saw an opportunity to make money from making and selling gari. After receiving support from Star of Hope they soon started their small business.
Gari is produced by press, filter and dry cassava. Gari is used as a base in various local dishes and stews.
The finished product is sold by the women in markets around Osae Krodua and women share the burden of work and money.