RESCUE & REFUGE
This is the heart and soul of what we do.
Lake Volta is the largest man-made lake in the world. It is home to many Ghanaian communities, a source of electricity for a large portion of the country, and provides income for many Ghanaians. However, there is a darker side to to the lake that needs attention.
Thousands of children are currently living underneath the control of fishermen “masters”, where they are slyly taken from their families and forced into cruel labor on Volta Lake. These children, during hours of extensive labor, are often exposed to sexual abuse, untreated diseases, malnourishment, harmful practices and sometimes even death.
So where does MHI fit?
By establishing well-maintained relationships on the lake through our regular medical missions, we are able to receive information from community members and carefully undertake rescues with a team of people. Once we identify and are able to relieve a girl from the fishing industry, we bring her to an on-site home where she will receive medical attention, mental and emotional care, and a home to grow up and go to school in a healthy, nurturing environment. Our aim is to provide these girls with the tools they need to make their dreams come true and live out their own narrative.