CDH Financial Holdings has built and fully furnished a home at an estimated cost of GHC350,000 ($160,300) at the Village of Hope at Gomoa Feteh in the Central Region.

The multi-purpose self-contained home was completed within a matter of six months, and it has enough room to comfortably house 48 children, but it would house only 24 children, each with their own bed. It also has two master bedrooms for the couple who will take care of the children and for a guest couple when the need arises.

It is the 10th multi-purpose apartment to have been constructed for the village, and the first to have been built by a Ghanaian corporate organization since the inception of Village of Hope 30 years ago. The first nine were constructed by individuals and organizations from abroad.

Executive Director of CDH Commodities, Martin Asamoah, who commissioned the building noted that the donation of the building was in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the CDH Group.

He said the company chose Village of Hope because of the efficient application of resources to the care of the 214 children at the village.

“We have been to several orphanages but we realized that in this village when you give them money or any resource they actually use it to care for the children unlike some of the other orphanages where there are reports of misappropriation of resources,” he said.

CDH also presented several boxes of reading books to the village and promised to finance the regular maintenance of the home dubbed “CDH Home”.

Managing Director of the Village, Fred Asare was full of gratitude to CDH, particularly because it was the first Ghanaian corporate organization to have built a landed property in the village.

He said the Village currently houses 214 ‘orphans and poor children’ drawn from all 10 regions of the country, and now runs a school called Hope Academy, which provides education from the crèche-nursery to the JHS level, plus a new SHS called the Hope College.

He noted that currently the Village also sponsors 33 students at the tertiary level, and 35 in top Senior High Schools across the country, all through the support of the Church of Christ and the generosity of individuals and organizations like CDH.