faces-of-africa

The best experience I have had so far.

While using the borehole near my house these girls kept waving at me. I waved back every time. When I approached them they were very nervous, couldn’t stop giggling.

“Esta é Marta, esta é Aleida, esta é Jannat” said the oldest one introducing the whole group and speaking of herself in third person. I gave Marta, the youngest one, a Water to the People Jar with water. She only responded me doing small gestures. When I asked for a picture they got extremely excited and when I took a selfie they laughed uncontrollably.

After a couple minutes after I went back to my house, I saw them near but again they were very shy, kept giggling and waving. I went outside thinking they wanted another picture or just wanted to chat. Just the oldest one approached me, waking very straight towards me, like someone concentrating on not falling in front of an audience. As she was closer to me she extended her arm and opened her hand, containing two candies. At first I didn’t know how to react so she made a gesture for me to grab it. As soon as I grabbed them, she turned around and they all ran away excited. I stood there petrified.

This was the best experience I have had so far.

Kwadwo Sawo Jr - The 30 year old CEO of Ghana’s first car manufacturer

One of the few companies changing the face of manufacturing in Africa is the Kantanka Group. The Kantanka Group is split into two parts: An electronics division and a car manufacturing company.

Kantanka Cars is Ghana’s first car-maker and one of the few on the African continent. It is  is an Ashanti privately held electric car manufacturing company founded by Kwadwo Safo and headquartered in Kumasi the capital of Ashanti City-State with an assembly plant in located at Gomoa Mpota in the Central region of the Ashantiland Peninsula.

                   More than a face                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Francisco Cribari on 500px.