Rev. Peter Dodoo (left),  founder of the Shalom D Susu Enterprise, presenting the items to Evelyn Ampadu, Manager of the Ghana Society for the Socially Disadvantaged
Rev. Peter Dodoo (left), founder of the Shalom D Susu Enterprise, presenting the items to Evelyn Ampadu, Manager of the Ghana Society for the Socially Disadvantaged

Susu company supports persons living with disability

A microfinance company, the Shalom D Susu Enterprise has presented cash and assorted items to the Ghana Society for the Socially Disadvantaged, formerly known as the Kaneshie Cripples Home to support and improve the living conditions of people living with disability in the home.


The home provides free residential vocational training to persons living with disability and has over the years been largely dependent on support from the public.

In addition to the undisclosed amount of money, the Shalom D Susu Enterprise also presented food items such as bags of rice, canned fish, cooking oil, tins of milk, boxes of oats and tins of cocoa beverage, as well as toiletries and washing powder.


At a brief ceremony to present the items, the founder of the Shalom D Susu Enterprise, Rev. Peter Dodoo said the company, which had been in existence for more than 30 years, was dedicated to providing a credible platform for the economically neglected to save money and build capital for their economic empowerment.

This donation marks the company's second annual contribution as part of its commitment to giving back to society and making a positive impact on the less privileged.

"As a company, we believe that when you make profit, it has to be shared with especially the less privileged in society and we have decided to do this every year as our social responsibility," he said.


The home was established in 1958 by the Department of Social Welfare and the Ministry of Health to enhance the quality of life of persons living with disabilities and socially disadvantaged youth by providing them with free residential vocational training.

Presently, there are 34 beneficiaries undergoing training in dressmaking, tailoring, shoemaking and beads making to help them to be independent, self-sufficient and contribute to national development.

Opened to all less privileged between 15 and 40 years, persons who complete the three-training programme, receive start-up tools and equipment such as sewing machines and materials for the trade they acquire skills in to enable them to start work on their own.

Appeal for support

After taking delivery of the items, the Manager of the centre, Evelyn Ampadu commended the Shalom D Enterprise for supporting the home with the items and cash which she said would be of great help in catering for the inmates,

She said the home could admit 50 persons and urged persons with disability and families with relatives who live with disabilities to bring them to the centre to acquire vocational skills to enable them to make a living and not be a burden.

She said the home's source of funding was the board of directors, charity from donors such as individuals, churches and other benevolent organisations, which was woefully inadequate, making it difficult to meet the increasing needs of the home and, therefore, appealed for support from more donors.

The appeal included requests for funds for utility bills, refurbishment of the boys' dormitory and painting of the facility to provide a better living environment for the beneficiaries.

The Chaplain of the home, Samuel Boateng, on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed gratitude to the management of the company for the kind gesture and offered prayers for the continued growth of the Shalom D Susu Enterprise.

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