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The organization was founded in 1997 in memory of the late Paul M. Becker, MD. The goal of the organization is to give the people of Africa hope for the future by helping them learn to support themselves. This goal can be achieved through education.

At this time 2 orphanages are being supported, one caring for 144 and the other for 126 children. A third orphanage needs to be built for orphans whose parents died of HIV/AIDS.

The organization's charitable outreach extends to all people without regard to race, color, creed, sex, nationality, or political affiliation.

All contributions are tax-deductible and are used 100% for the poor in Africa. Every gift, no matter how large or small, is very much appreciated and will make a difference for many in need.




Please make your tax - deductable donation to SPANCO today.

32830 Haverford Drive,
Franklin, Michigan 48025

Tel: (248) 626-1834
Fax: (248) 626-1898


Facts and Figures

Natural hazards in Ghana are dry, dusty, harmattan winds, which occur from January to March. Current environmental issues are severe droughts affecting agricultural activities, deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion, water pollution, and inadequate supplies of drinking water.

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Work is scarce. The estimated unemployment rate is 50%, and the current inflation rate is 40.5%. The external debt of the country is currently 5.8 billion.


A Prayer for SPANCO Supporters

Spirit of the Living God, Bless the work of our hands, our minds, our hearts. May our work be a reflection of all that is good within us. In dreaming - planning - creating - doing. Grant us courage to patiently listen to the stirring of your presence. Grace us with joyful moments in the midst of our struggles. Keep our spirit alive. Fill us with reverence for one another and gratitude for our diversity. Nourish our spirit with the awareness that together we can accomplish much. May raising the standard of living for the poor, by educating, feeding, and healing, be the fruit of our labor. Amen.

Adapted from a prayer by Sr. Pat Bergen, CSJ