Last month our students of MIAF & EXMDF students went to Ghana as part of the Microfinance project (the Microfinance project is one of the final exam options). During this ocassion, they visited various urban Youth Social Enterprises Fund (Y-SEF) clients in Greater Accra, together with the Institution’s Executive Director Stanley Walters Attafi.

The objective of the visits was to understand the impact of Microfinance on the lives of Y-SEF clients, in particular the impact and effectiveness of Y-SEF services and to identify areas for improvement.

 A special importance was placed on visits to the Nima, Ayidiki and Avenor communities, who have been particularly affected by recent flooding. Most of their inhabitants have lost all their belongings, including equipment provided by Y-SEF via microleasing, and their houses have been destroyed by water levels reaching over 1.2 metres. As the government has been unable to meet the needs of these people in the face of this crisis, our students have been able to see for themselves the urgent need for access to financial services and healthcare for these communities.

To see some photos of the trip, please CLICK HERE.