More than half of Ghana's population survives on less than $2 a day. Illiteracy and unemployment rates are high while medical and education provisions are limited. 16% of its 22 million people are Muslims. The majority are some of the poorest people in the country, residing in the slums around Accra and Tamale.

    Recent years have become more difficult. Political unrest and rising food prices are squeezing millions and have further isolated the poorer Muslim populace.

    Ummah Welfare Trust has established a field office in the coastal town of Tema, 25km from the capital, Accra. From here UWT will administer relief efforts for Ghana and surrounding West African countries inshallah.