01. The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra.

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

Today is the anniversary of the very first Red Nose Day and what better way to mark the occasion than to celebrate the good work that money donated by the public has helped fund? Yesterday morning we visited the Virtuous Women's Bakery in Accra, Ghana. It's been such an inspiring experience that I just don't think that I have the words to do it justice and so here are my favourite photographs which I took at the project - I defy you to look at them and not smile with a sense of optimistic pride in these empowered and determined women and the good work that Comic Relief have done thanks to your donations...

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana 

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana 

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana 

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana 

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana Photos by Mammasaurus
The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana Photos by Mammasaurus
The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana with Davina 

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana with Davina 

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana with Davina 

The Virtuous Women's Bakery, Accra, Ghana with Davina 

Beautiful, strong women working together to make life better for themselves and their families. They have worked hard together to gain hope and the prospect of raising a new generation of men and women who are more likely grow up with the skills passed down to them to become economically independent themselves. Africa is changing, slowly but surely.