Your business and support has meant a lot to us in 2020, and it’s had a tangible impact. Our team in Ghana has not only been able to continue to work in fair and dignified jobs, developing and teaching technical skills, but more people who need work have been employed and wages have been increased significantly. Our capacity and efficiency has improved so much that we’ve been able to expand on and improve our production and training facilities, grow our global team, work closer with our partners, and increase our impact into the wider community in Accra. Take a look!
Our year in review:
Ghana gets growing
This increase in business gave us the ability to double wages for our staff, ensuring that we are constantly striving to improve the working conditions for team YEVU. This means that the wages we pay our individual staff are more than the set living wage that a double income family in Ghana needs to support two children. To give you a benchmark, this is 11 times the government set minimum wage.
In 2020 we doubled wages for our staff. 💸
New Digs who this?!
The house of YEVU got a major makeover in 2020 (in our signature pink of course!). Between January and April we spent a chunk of revenue expanding and renovating the YEVU workshop in Amasman, Accra, to cater for our growing team and increasing training capacity. We added new machinery and cutting tables, a new bathroom, upgraded all electrical's and lighting, and also created an open and green cross ventilated space that is often full of the sound of uplifting Ghanaian gospel blasting from the radio.
YEVU x The COVA Project
Avenue Co Working
A little cheer in a bleak year
We were contacted by a nurse at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia - they needed something to help brighten the lives of the people at the hospital. Really sick kids, no visitors and exhausted hospital staff.
So we thought that adding a little colour by developing some YEVU scrubs might go a little way to bring a little joy into their lives. Made, of course, with love by the wonderful team in Ghana
I still get a little teary looking at these photos!
She also has 4 young children and is studying design at University in the evenings! Honestly, I’m tired just writing about it! You are a powerhouse Fili.
Thank you to the people that have built YEVU, who run YEVU, who are part of this global family, too often connected by whatsapp, but connected nonetheless!!