The Republic of Ghana is located in West Africa between Burkina Fasso, Ivory Coast and Togo. The name of the country was given due to its history and the timing of its independence. The word Ghana actually means “Warrior King”. Ghana achieved independence from the British in 1973, becoming the first sub-Saharan African nation to do so. Ghana is a country that many Americans travel to because the history of the slave trade and its origins on the Gold Coast. Ghana’s main natural resource is cocoa and it is the 2nd largest producer of it in the world. Another astounding fact about Ghana is that it is the home of the largest artificial Lake in the World, Lake Volta.


Non-Profit Organizations Benefiting Ghana