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Woman Trader In Accra's Makola Market, Ghana | by transaid images
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Woman Trader In Accra's Makola Market, Ghana

Transaid is developing a project designed to improve the livelihoods and security of female market traders through the development of Women’s Transports Co-operatives. Transport and Trade for Market Women, in Accra, will provide women market traders with a transport system to satisfy their specific needs.


Presently most women use “tro-tros”, passenger mini-buses or taxis to get their goods to market. This means women are spending more money and time that they would need if they had an appropriate transport system in place.


These Co-operatives will aim to reduce transport costs, bringing economic benefit, and providing a fast, reliable and secure means of transporting their goods.


photo by Caroline Beaumont

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Taken on April 18, 2006