Extra Mile West Africa

Rural Development Solutions


A non-government (NPO) rural development, training and research project

…and missionaries with a message 


“You cannot make this world a better more loving place without first changing the heart of man.”

Extra Mile West Africa was established in English-speaking Ghana, West Africa in 1998 as a rural community development organization. We are a non-governmental organization registered with the Department of Social Welfare; registration No. CG091152017

We are committed to

Improving the livelihood of families living in rural Ghana. 
Our goal is to change the world by empowering people through farm-related, business-creation projects.

Our head office and agricultural research, training and development facility is set outside of Nkwanta township in the Oti district of Ghana, West Africa. (see map)


“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and he is fed for life.”

EMWA is a local Not-for-profit organization that is partly funded by donations received through our member’s international missionary activities; our on ground NPO projects are not funded by international donors. The only financial commitment we require from our clients is that any expenses incurred during consultation and facilitation whilst in partnership with said client be remunerated through our client’s project expense account. We do not charge a fee for services rendered.  


Enhancing the quality of life for farm-based families and communities is our objective.

We are facilitators; our NPO training programs (primarily Beekeeping, Honey Processing and marketing) are supported by those interested businessmen and beekeeping communities who come to us for training and or consultation. Our beneficiaries are business orientated persons whose intention is to develop Beekeeping into a sustainable business entity. EMWA does not fund-raise for our clients, we do not donate beehives or beekeeping equipment to people or groups that come to us for assistance. We offer professional training packages and consultation to anyone who is interested in developing Beekeeping, honey processing and marketing in Ghana and West Africa. 


Charitable projects are not sustainable. They only succeed in making the recipient dependent on the donor.

Stephen Williams

Project Manager

About our blog


…was inspired by the lives and experiences of three Christian missionary families who have had more than thirty years of continual service on mission fields around the world. Their lives of faith and dedication should inspire you to greater heights in your personal walk and service for Jesus. Remember, we are given only one life to live; it will quickly pass. Only what’s done for Christ will last. This blog may well be the most important cross-road in your life. By applying the lessons, suggestions and plain good advice written in this blog you will be well equipped to overcome any difficulties life throws at you. Satan fears even the weakest saint who knows how to wield the mighty weapon of the Word of God.  GO TO

Our faith

is in the Son of God

Extra Mile West Africa is a Christian community committed to sharing the message of God’s love with people. We seek to bring hope and spiritual renewal through the unconditional love of Jesus Christ that knows no borders or boundaries of race, creed, or social status. We strive to make a difference in our world by offering spiritual solutions for the challenges of life and translating God’s love into actions that manifest kindness and compassion and improve the lives of others. We endeavor to follow the example of Jesus, whose ministry was “to preach the Gospel … to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind” (The Bible, Luke 4:18 NKJV).

Statement of Faith

Maria Peck


Photo page

On the field and some for fun