Agency: Mercy Project

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General Information

Agency Name:
Mercy Project
Mercy Project began in August of 2009 when Chris Field traveled to Ghana, Africa for the first time. On that trip, I met Tomas. Tomas is a child slave; one of an estimated 7,000 enslaved children who work in the fishing industry of Ghana today. Meeting Tomas both broke and stole his heart, and we have been working ever since that fateful day to bring justice and mercy to the enslaved children working on Lake Volta.
Our methods are different, and they have been from the very beginning.

We are seeking long-term, sustainable solutions that empower and equip the Ghanaians who use the children to work.

We want to be creative and innovative in our economic development projects. We don't just want to rescue a few kids, we want to remove the structures that cause these children to work like this in the first place. Our ultimate goal is to work ourselves out of a job.
Mission Statement:
New Life for Children in Slavery
Issues Addressed by Agency:
  • Children / Youth
  • Education / Literacy
  • Family
  • Homeless / Housing
  • Human / Civil Rights
  • Hunger
  • Parenting
  • Poverty
  • Women's Issues
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Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Agency-Wide Contact Information

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PO Box 3005
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