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Change a Life

A Ban Against Neglect breaks the cycle of poverty among young mothers in Ghana and empowers them toward the restoration of self, their communities and the environment

2014 Graduation is Getting Closer

On August 2nd, ABAN will laugh and cry with graduates as they celebrate the commencement of lives broken free from the cycle of poverty. Your support can make their graduation a day to remember.

ABAN has new internship opportunities

Learn more about how you can become a part of the movement

ABANews – Second Edition 2014

Read about the expansion of our preschool, graduating senior Abigail’s “ah-ha” moment, and much more

In a Nutshell

ABAN is a non-profit dedicated to empowering young mothers
in Ghana by selling unique, handmade products from recycled materials

Community Employment

ABAN Community
Employment (ACE)

Our full-time, skilled local tailors &
seamstresses sew our products by hand

See how we make our products
Bags, Purses, Totes!

Bags, Purses,
& Totes — Oh my!

We recycle plastic bags & glass bottles
to make our fun, colorful bags & jewelry

Browse our latest collection
ABAN School

Young Women’s
Empowerment

Proceeds fund our two-year entrepreneurship &
vocational training program for young mothers

Learn about our graduates

Your investment in ABAN helps break the cycle of poverty by providing
education, employment and a loving community for two generations

Change a Life Today

The Fabric of Change

What began as a class project to start a non-profit recycling plastic street
waste became a shelter and community for young mothers in Accra

ABAN co-founders Becca, Emmanuel, & Callie

Letter from the founders

While studying entrepreneurship in Ghana, it wasn’t long before we realized tackling the environmental epidemic wasn’t as urgent as the 60,000 children who slept homeless on the streets of the capital every day. So we started ABAN to solve both problems.

Your purchase provides these children and their young mothers with shelter & support, with hope & education, helps move them off the street and cleans up the environment.

Read the whole story