Stichting Help Cameroon

The Foundation Help Cameroon: Strives to realize equal opportunities in Cameroon by facilitating access to clean water for primary school children, some key medical supplies for hospitals and medical/humanitarian support to social, physical and/or economically vulnerable groups. The coming 5-10 years the Foundation has prioritized the immediate support to help to ensure that our children, who are our leaders of tomorrow, all can get fair chance for a better future. Our immediate focus is on supporting existing primary schools and healthcare services in critical areas. But we are also facilitate self-help projects especially for women groups in terms of easier access to micro-credit faciliti...
Aug 5, 2012

Klaar, Finished, Fini!

Girl pumping for water
Girl pumping for water

The well in Lolodorf is finished. The build, that is digging, cementing and placing the German pump, took about 4 weeks in total. We set a time record for both the build and funding! After the GlobalGiving challenge closed we received a large donation of $4000 which allowed us to start the build almost immediately.

During the build Huguette travelled a total of 6 times to Lolodorf to make sure all went as planned. A good thing she did because she did encounter a problem, or two! 
You can read the whole story on our blog via the link below.

School is out for the summer, so the well is now primarily being used by the community. In September the school opens again, and the pupils can have their fill of 'well' deserved clean drinking water.

This is the last project report for 'Build a well for 650 school children in Cameroon'. Thank you again for your kind donation, it has been of tremendous help. 

Help Cameroon is now focusing on Ruphat, Cedric, Yannick and Nkolo. If you want to know why and how you can help, please visit their project page on Global Giving, or our blog, via the link below. 

You can also follow us on our Facebook page.

Warm regards.

Yes, it works ;)
Yes, it works ;)
Final touches
Final touches
Another girl pumping for water
Another girl pumping for water

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May 7, 2012

Bedankt, thanks, merci!

School children
School children

Het is gelukt! Mede dankzij jouw donatie hebben we een permanente plek op de website van GlobalGiving en gaan we ook andere projecten opvoeren.

Voor de put is er in totaal $4100 opgehaald. We zijn in gesprek met grote donateurs om de overige $4000 bij elkaar te krijgen. Vooruitlopend op de financien is Huguette afgelopen week in Lolodorf geweest om het project voor te bereiden. Ook heeft ze nog foto's gemaakt, zie bijlage. We hopen de put aan het einde van de zomer te openen.

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We made it! You helped us to raise the required $4000. This means that Help Cameroon has secured a permanent place on the website of Global Giving. This allows us to submit other projects, which we will.

At the moment we are talking with major donors to obtain the remaining $4000 which is required to build the well in Lolodorf. Huguette has visited the school in Lolodorf last week to start with preparations of the project execution. She has also made some pictures, see the attachments. If all goes according to plan the well will be opened at the end of this summer.

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Bedankt, thanks, merci!

Young pupils
Young pupils
Apr 10, 2012

Day 11: where are we?

We are doing great! 
So far, 17 people have donated bringing our goal, a whopping, $530 closer to the finish line.

But with only 19 days to go, now is not the time to sit back, relax and pat each other on the back. We have to work even harder to get our community to donate, to show what the end result will be and that their contributions do matter.

So what have we planned:
Martin, chairman of Help Cameroon, will be baking pancakes at work. Everybody who makes a donation, will receive a delicious, tasty pancake.  

Alida, Treasurer of Help Cameroon, is contemplating what to do, but you can be sure I will find something cool to do.

Saskia, will be baking, we love to bake!, dutch apple pies. The idea is to 'give' these away for everybody who makes a donation. She will be standing on the Farmers Market, maybe even this weekend.

Seven days from now I hope to be able the report to you that we have multiplied the number 17, so that I can report that 34 people believe in our cause. We will have new photo's of Lolodorf, and I will be able to show (and tell) you how the schoolchildren in Paki are doing (build a well in 2010).

Warm greetings,

Alida (Help Cameroon)

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