It was 2013 when I came to Ghana for the first time. By that time I was seventeen years old, just graduated from high school and I kind of thought this girl from The Netherlands could make a real difference for children in Ghana. Boy I was wrong. Even I tried to deny it for a few years, I can now truly say that most (including mine) volunteer trips are not helping anyone. Good intentions are not always good enough. But well during my trip I met my now ex-boyfriend, and decided to go back to Ghana for him. The second time I really felt in love with the country, and after a few visits I felt to contribute to the Ghanaian society but not in the way I did that the first time. Together with a business partner I started a company in The Netherlands, and we sold handcrafted items like bags, keyholders and bracelet made by entrepreneurs in Ghana. We wanted to change the perception of Ghana, and show people the talent and potential that Ghanaians have. By now we stopped the company, but travelling to Ghana didn’t stop for me.
At this moment I am involved with Real Peoples Company, a bag label from Accra and we are finding opportunities to expand the company to Europe. Beside after five years of experiences travelling in Ghana and running an Instagram account about the country, I realised there is a gap between the common tour guide books about Ghana and the information that Ghana travellers want to collect. So here I am. In collaboration with Ghanaians I fill in that gap with my own experiences from a European perspective and with cultural topics from Ghanaians them self. We can help you with the best of two worlds, so your experience in Ghana will be unforgettable and the only thing you have to do is enjoy. Akwaaba to Ghana! You are welcome to Ghana, and I would love to hear from you.