Nkong Hill Top Common Interest Group

We are a Cameroonian Community-based Organisation (CBO) dedicated to improving livelihoods of the rural and urban underprivileged and marginalized, especially women and youth. We provide access to micro-financing, capacity-building, agricultural resources through a participatory and partnership approach, with local, national and international organizations involved in community development projects.
Feb 26, 2014

Activity report of Cameroon widows pig project

A  beneficiary
A beneficiary's happy piglet

The start of the new year has ushered in a breath of fresh air and enriched confidence for the beneficiaries of the Cameroonian Widow Pig Project. There is an 80% percentage restocking effort surfacing from the second group of beneficiaries. The women have high spirits and hope for a fruitful future. Several widows are receiving outstanding profits, ranging from 150,000 to 240,000 francs as income, from their pig rearing efforts. Beneficiaries have been empowered socially and most importantly financially. Our recipients, for the first time in their lives, are capable of earning income and using their hard earned money to pay children’s school fees. Others can now afford housing repairs, medications to improve personal health, farming fungicides/pesticides and more piglets for future growth.

In light of their abundant success, widows are also ensuring the good condition of existing piglet pens. We continue to have an overflow of calls from other quarters, even as far off as the North West Region, for the project’s accessibility to other widows throughout Cameroon; but we have very limited resources. Through your noble global giving donations, we will have an opportunity to reach these women. 

In spite of this, on Wednesday, January 30th, a field team visited a current beneficiary who is unable to continue with the project due to unforeseen financial issues surrounding her housing and children‘s health. It is our wish to use the Global giving funds to support this woman’s restarting efforts for pig farming; while sourcing for other funds to help her refurbish her house.

Taking into account the above mention lapse, it is important to note that four of the five widows selected from the last survey are currently restocking and devoted to pig rearing. Ultimately, our organization  together with the widows of Cameroon are truly appreciative for your efforts and monetary support that empower w omen with pigs rearing activities as an income generation activity.

Thanks Aldous Lekeanyi and Erica Johnson


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Nov 12, 2013

Cameroon widows pig project November report

CWPP NOVEMBER REPORT TO Global Giving 

On Tuesday 8th October a representative of the first widow’s group of beneficiaries in Ikata Mrs Frida Tanye visited our office following the call made by Mr. Aldous Lekeanyi  to find out about their pigs business. Her visit was to appeal to the veterinarian to help them get some piglets for three empty pens that have sold their second batch of pigs and where finding it difficult to get improve piglets to restock their farms. They got piglets three days after because her visit coincided with a confirmation of piglets that we have asked some days before. Her visit gave her the opportunity to meet with Mr. Vincent Anu the coordinator of Nkong Hill Top Association for Development for the first time. Her joy was clearly visible and she said that she has seen him before when she went to save money at the micro-finance institute (Nkong Credit for Developmen), but did not know he was the coordinator of this organization. This micro-finance was creatd by Nkong Hill Top to support women business initiative.

On the other hand, two beneficiaries in Tole have sold their pigs and restock while the other two are encourage by the price their friends have sold theirs to keep a little longer to make more money in December. With the disease period over, there is no serious treat on the pigs within this one month period apart from thieves. When we express this fear, Mrs Ange Annemarie told us that by Gods Grace nothing will happen.  It is worth noting that this batch of pigs in Tole have not suffer from any illness, hence we have suffer no lost this time.  Exited with this success, the board Chairman Mr. Nkemka George was quick to thank the staff working on the project for the initiative to construct suspended pens that cut communication with stray pigs which is one of the major rout of infection. He hoped more funds will enable us have an impact on many lives.

When this project began, we believe that we shall find the need in a community to assist some widows to start an income generating activity (IGA) that will help alleviate poverty. Instead the communities are now demanding for the project. We have many widows waiting but means really limited. It is for this reason that we are appealing for support to enable us assist these widows. 

Aug 9, 2013

CAMEROON WIDOWS PIG PROJECT (CWPP)

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widows

Supporting widows through the Cameroon widows pig project is quite interesting. You see and feel the excitement of putting a smile on ones’ face with the little you do. The appreciation and joy of the widows is so remarkable, that it will be unfair if we don’t share it with all the amazing Global giving family.

Visiting the widows on June 12, 2013, according to the instructions of the board of Nkong Hll Top Association for Development; the board Chairman Mr. Nkemka Gorge and Mrs. Nkemasong Vero were very happy to listen to the widow’s testimonies on the success of the project. One widow was quick to remark that “It beat her imagination to see that few months back she thought it was a difficult activity but today she is caring for the pigs without any difficulty and the pigs are growing so well”.

On July 11th 2013, the grant period of CWPP beneficiaries ended with donations of pig’s feed and veterinary care.  Subsequently, the Widows are completely responsible for the pig’s medical care and nutrition.  Follow up shall occur at the end of September 2013 to ascertain the pig’s weight, determine a market and restock their pens. The widows are maintaining the pigs’ health up to the project standard with no recorded illnesses.

Due to the high demand, new places are requesting assistance from the CWPP project. Furthermore, the current project is unable to satisfy the needs of villagers within the current locations.  We wish to touch additional widows but the resources are limited. We will like to appeal for more support to ensure a prosperous future for the Widows in Tole, Owe and Ikita, Cameroon.  

Thank you and Blessings unto you

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