Brittney and Nicholas Asamane

Story of Brittney and Nicholas Asamane

How we met!

Hi! We are Brittney and Nicholas Asamane (aw-saw-ma-nay).

Nicholas and I met while half a world away from each other. We were brought together through the power of social media and we are so grateful for our chance interaction. There was an instant connection,and it seems that it was only moments before we knew we would spend our lives together.You wouldn’t be wrong to think that’s crazy… we know!

A few short months later (but what seemed like a lifetime), I flew to Ghana, just short of halfway around the globe to finally see my Nicholas. My experiences there were nothing short of magic. Not only did I fall in love with this incredible man, but I fell in love with his country; his home. Everything about it just spoke to me. Nico gave me so many opportunities to relish in the culture there, to learn how to cook from the “Maames” (elder women), to experience a traditional wedding, to serve some sweet children in a local orphanage, and to see with my own eyes the humble living conditions of so many in the city. It was a life changing experience for me.

 

my initial visit
my initial visit with children

It was soon after my initial visit that I returned and Nicholas and I were married in the Accra Ghana Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That day all my fairy tale dreams came true.

Nicholas and I journeyed through the Visa process for another year and 9 months,and to say it was difficult would be an understatement. But through all those trials we faced during that time, we saw just as many miracles, if not more. We were buoyed up by our loving Heavenly Father, and also through the unfailing love and support of our family and friends.

wedding
Nicholas was able to fly to me.
Nicholas was able to fly to me.

And finally on February 29th of 2020, Nicholas was able to fly to me. Our permanent and long-awaited reunion has been our greatest blessing, and has allowed us to start building the beautiful life we first dreamt of.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide support to our beloved Ghanaians through opportunities to work, alleviate poverty, and to give them the tools to implement change in their communities.

There is a need in Ghana. In the midst of the beautiful colors and patterns, glowing smiles, and constant hubbub of daily life, there is so much need that can be filled. You may never guess it after having a conversation with these beautiful and happy people, but many are struggling to make it day to day. Our own family struggles at times.

We have a desire to help as much as possible, but we have found it is not physically possible for us to provide everything they need. The people of Ghana are willing to work hard for the things they need and they embody the spirit of “the hustle” every single day. But sometimes that still isn’t enough. Our hope, our dream, is to help Ghanaian families be able to take care of themselves. We want to provide lasting opportunities that will give these incredible people a chance to rely on their own income.

We have started this dream by selling ties. It may seem like a simple thing, but after placing our first order of 50 ties to a man who maybe only sells five a week, we caught a vision of the very real impact this could have for others. These people are some of the most gracious human beings you could ever meet, and they have been so grateful for the business we are providing them.

Our Vision

The larger and loftier goal we have is to then, after selling our handmade clothing and goods, to start community projects that will increase quality of life, whether that be through rebuilding dilapidated housing, providing sanitary drinking water and restroom facilities, and even providing funding for children to go to school and get their education. This is the BIG DREAM!

It is so important to us that we are not only providing funding for these projects, but that every step of the way we are also involving those in the community who are being compensated for their work. While we are always willing to accept the help, services, and know-how of larger organizations, our desire and priority is that the Ghanaian people are involved every step of the way.

m Nico’s village, Zaare, in Ghana

These pictures are from Nico’s village, Zaare, in Ghana. Here are dilapidated homes, whose walls have caved in during the rainy seasons because they are made of mud, and disintegrate with all the moisture.

m Nico’s village, Zaare, in Ghana

These pictures are from Nico’s village, Zaare, in Ghana. Here are dilapidated homes, whose walls have caved in during the rainy seasons because they are made of mud, and disintegrate with all the moisture.

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