I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana between 2009 and 2011. I lived in a village called Walewale and worked on community development projects related to agribusiness and technology. My primary assignment involved advising a women's cooperative working in shea butter production on improved business and refining practices. I helped the cooperative construct a mechanized processing facility and implemented a village savings and loan scheme that is currently in its fifth year of operation. I also helped establish a community computer lab, which involved constructing a building, importing computers, and securing an internet connection. Multiple small project assistance grants that I won from the U.S. Agency for International Development for between $5,000 and $15,000 funded these projects. I was given a traditional "enskinment" ceremony and named a sub-chief of the village prior to my departure!