The average yearly income for a Ghanaian is $750. Each year the mission spends over $400,000 on the missionaries subsistence alone. And Ghana is one of the cheapest missions in the world.
The other day Elder Meinzer was walking down the street and saw a lady with a wooden platter on her head with a fish on it. He watched a hawk swoop down and take some of the fish off the top and the woman was still able to balance it on her head.