Every day, Edem Richard Adjordor drives throughout Ghana’s Volta region to assist poor families and to rescue children from slavery and abuse. He offers services ranging from medical supplies and health education to providing children with a safe place to live, learn, and grow. Edem is executive director of HardtHaven Children’s Home in Kpando, established in 2007 by Joy Ann Hardt, a registered nurse and American volunteer. The small home cares for orphans and vulnerable children, specifically victims of HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses. HardtHaven is a project of UNiTED, a nonprofit community resource and empowerment center also directed by Edem and dedicated to “unifying neighbors through education and development.”
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