Volta Voices at Cycleccino

A third outing for Volta Voices with a book reading and signing at Cycleccino Coffee and Bike shop on Portland in Dorset, home to author Sheila Ryan and Ghana Homeopathy Project founder, Linda Shannon.. An interesting and lively discussion and more funds raised for the Hope Bicycle Depot in the Volta, Ghana.vv-cycleccino1 vvcycleccino-clap she-vv-laugh

Copies available by post from info@sheilaryan.co.uk

Volta Voices London Launch

In September 2016 at Piccadilly Waterstones Volta Voices was launched alongside everyday Magic’s London Project. Stories from lives lived in different continents, in city and village, but linked through shared sense of struggle, community and hope. Here you can see video clips from that wonderful night

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Volta Voices available by post from info@sheilaryan.co.uk – see September blog post

Welcome to Volta Voices – Women’s life stories from a Ghanaian village clinic

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Loading bicycles for a day’s trading at the Hope Bicycle Depot, Volta Region Ghana.

women on bikes instead of carrying heavy loads on their heads in order to trade


This book of women’s life stories from a village clinic in the Volta region is sold in support of the Hope Bicycle Depot which loans bikes and the Hope small loans collective which loans small monies to women traders to both set up in business, grow business and stay healthy and well as traders.

Women in the villages trade from trays carried on their heads. This can cause injury and chronic health problems for women who carry heavy loads, daily, over long distances. So, the Hope Bicycle Depot loans bikes to women traders so that they can lighten the load and travel greater distances to trade.

Small loans from banks are expensive. The Hope small loans collective is administered by local women with the support of Emperor, co-author of Volta Voices and Director of the Hope Homeopathic Health Centre in Mafi Kumasi, to enable more women to break out of poverty and into small trading enterprise and existing traders to develop their businesses. The motto is co-operation and self sufficiency.

” Strong and vibrant, Volta Voices will make you want to hear more, and want you to make life offer different and better choices” Jackie Kay Scottish Makar, from her foreword to Volta Voices.

Volta Voices is available by post from info@sheilaryan.co.uk. Send your address then donate a minimum of £13 ( £10 plus £3 p and p) at:- https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ghana-Homeopathy-Project-Bike-Depot    in order to receive your copy. You can also send a cheque to GHP c/o 223 Church Ope Road Portland Dorset DT5 1JA


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