Eradicating poverty in Ghana, one village at a time

Help us empower communities by providing education, clean water, and hope

You can end the cycle of poverty and suffering in rural Africa

Children die each day in rural Africa from preventable illness and suffer in entrenched poverty.

We envision a world where children born to families living in poverty in African villages do not die needlessly, have access to clean water, basic sanitation, and are offered a chance for a better life through education.

With your help we can reduce the needless suffering and deaths of children living in poverty in remote rural African villages.

Be part of lasting, sustainable change for children in rural Africa

Volunteer Overseas

Volunteering will probably be one of the most worthwhile things that you ever do.

We take around 50 volunteers a year out to Africa. Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Bricklayers, Mechanics, and students, all pay their own costs and raise money for the projects they work on.

We have opportunities to work on a wide range of projects that save lives and create transformational change.

Without volunteers, many projects would not exist. Discover our volunteer opportunities.

Donate to a project, or fund one!

Every day, millions of children around the world face injustice and violence. Too many families are suffering needlessly.

But there is hope... Village by Village is a community-led organisation that works with children on effective, long-term solutions to fight poverty and injustice.

Make a one-off/monthly donation or fund an entire school, clinic, or transformational change project.

Will you be a part of this long-term change, by making a donation today?

We are locally-led and that’s important!

We believe in living our organisational values through our behaviour. We live in the communities we support (including the ones without electricity or running water).

The charity is truly embedded in the community, it mainly employs people from the local community and is now run in Ghana by a former beneficiary. This means all our projects are designed from the ground up by the people they impact.

Together, we can build a brighter and more sustainable future for children in poverty.

Meet our team in West Africa

At the heart of our organisation are the individuals who breathe life into our mission. Aikins Mensah, our Director of Operations, and Emmanuel Mensah, our Director & Construction Manager, embody the very spirit of our mission.

Both Aikins and Emmanuel have had their horizons expanded as beneficiaries of Village by Village projects, and by working alongside volunteers from across the globe.

They’ve transformed their lives and the futures of their families, working tirelessly to provide life-changing opportunities to countless children born into poverty in rural Ghana. Their dedication and unwavering commitment form the cornerstone of our mission’s success.

Since 2006 we have helped over 30,000 people living in poverty

Projects We've built

Schools, preschools & libraries

Wells, rain water harvesting projects, and boreholes

Health clinics

Toilet projects with hand washing programmes

Projects we've run 

Scholarships for children to educate their way out of poverty

Teach2Teach sessions

Villages reached

Girl empowerment projects

Help us keep up the good work...

With your help and donations, here’s how we save lives 

Water and Sanitation

We build toilets, dig wells, create rainwater catchment systems, and educate children, teachers and the community about issues of hygiene and sanitation to reduce deaths. 


For most of Africa’s children, education represents the only way out of a life of entrenched poverty. We work together with communities to build schools and run early years education projects.


We build health clinics in partnership with the Ghana Health Service (GHS). To do this, we collaborate with the nurses who will be using them as well as the communities they will serve.

We need your support


Will you be a part of this long-term change, by making a donation or funding a project?

Volunteer Overseas

Volunteering will probably be one of the most worthwhile things that you ever do.

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