Happy New Year 2014 to all the supporters of this Project.
Women Empowerment Palm Oil Project is really making a difference in Kumbo area.
Christmas and New Year festivities forced the Palm Oil prices to skyrocket. All beneficiaries were able to have their enough Palm Oil as many were not able to afford.
Thanks to this Project. The Christmas and New Year Palm Oil crisis made many women to see the importance of belonging to a women group and especially for Empowerment.
Our Voluntreers visited the Women Empowerment group and experienced the activities of the Palm Oil Project. Our volunteers felt very welcome and appreciated all support they have been given.
This project is also attached with the Stop the Stigma Program. This project is very much helping the women who have been infected by HIV virus.
The expansion of this project will help more women and of course a wider community. This can only be done if more support is given to the project.
We appreciate your cooperation in last year and hope to carry on in the future
Thanks to all our current and future suporters.
The Palm oil project which is an initiative to empower women to be able to raise capaital for themselves, fight against poverty amongs them, and also acting as a unifying factor for them to receive support from each other remain very active with the little capital that we have.
Since August, there was a progressive decline in the supply of the Palm oil thereby, reducing the quantity that our capital was sypplying in the past.
The prices continued skyrocating till date and this is making it difficult for some women to receive the little oil and pay on time. This is a clear indication that the objective of striving to raise capital for SeReP to infuture keep on buying in bulk the the supply in much and releasing them at the cheapest prices possible with the supply declines is something to work hard towards raising funds for this project.
However, we continued to work with the pilot groups even though with reduced quantity to all the groups, they are still very happy that the prices are still below the market price.
Our volunteers continued to work with the women in their various groups and educating them on proper book keeping. Nancy and Laura from Uk did their best to review the project accoung and also did some updates and other ways which the central accounting system for the project should be run.
The Fulani (Bororo women) are really benefiting for this project and we are also very satisfied with the way the project is helping the women very well.
We pray the the project should in future have enough capaitl to get on well and to extend to other groups.
We sincerely thank those who have supported this project in the past and call on those are yet to join the course of helping these women to do so without and hesitation.
Predencia one of our volunteer has been assigned to work with this groups and collect enough pictures for the project. I regret to inform you that we have tried to attach the ones that we hav enow and our lines are terrible. It takes us many days to have a pictures attached. We are in the real rural area of Cameroon and access to this is not very easy.
May God Bless all of you.
Wirkom Fred Mbiydzenyuy,
Here comes again another progress report for the Empowerment of women in the rural part of Cameroon in Africa. I am very glad to report that this project is fast changing the lives of the pilot groups which are beneficiaries of the project. We want to report that another group has been added to the first five pilot groups and more oil if being supplied at the momet.
The project and its activities on groups dynamics, bookkeeping and conlflict management workshops has been very fruitful. It has been agreed that as the number groups is expected to raise as we keep on with the fundraising, more workshops shall be organised and more refereshal courses shall be requested to be done by our volunteers from the UK through Original volunteers.
We will continue working had and thanks to the expert knowledge of Miss Hannah from the University of Sussex who has been working had on the project in particular and again who took this project as case study for her degree course on international development.
We are encourage women to help women as much as possible. More groups continue to knock our office doors requesting to become beneficiaries. Hopefully a wider community will benefit from the project as we continue to manage it well and also keeping them empowered in many ways.
Thanks to those who have been supporting this project and would be supporters whould rest assured that thier hard earned money is going to support this wonderful ongoing project.
May God the Almighty contininue to give us the will to cheerful support the needy as he would always bless the cheerful hands that give happily.
Here attached are pictures of the project and more are in the album and in our NGO facebook.
I have got another pleasure to report on the great progress this project has recorded within this short period after our last report. The five Pilot women groups are waxing well as we continued working with them and building their capacity. These women groups have vcontinued to be working together and with the leadership training that was done which was also to help train them as trainers to keep on with the HIV/AIDs Stop the stigma education.
We are looking forward to adding more groups in to the pilot groups list as we only increase the number of groups according the resources.
In the attached Picture Hannah, a student from the University of Sussex studying international development did her best with the Palm oil project supervision, HIV/AIDS lessons, encouraging other women who have not yet started beneiting from this project to stay glove whele SeReP continue to advocate and keep on with fundraising which will enable them to also start receiving Oil.
On the attached advert, this is what was used through out the twon of Kumbo to mobilize many women who came for the work shop. Palm Oil Project beneficiries stand the primary chance of receiving capcity building in all dimensions.
We are very grateful for the support which continue to come in from intereted donors. This is making us to keep on increasing the number of our beneficiaries.
We also wish to encourage well wishers to turn their eyes into this project so that we can reach out to a wider community.
Thanks to the Global Giving Team and also to our Volunteers, and supports of this project.
I rpomose to keep in you updated through our reports and on serefacebook.
Hannah one of our -ex volunteer who worked with the women and their project was very interested in this project. She just arrived Cameroon from the Uk to work with the women and their Palm Oil project for Three months.
I am glad to report that HIV/AIDS education which was designed and added to work together with the Palm oil project is going on well. Women share these lessons on every sitting. Those who have not yet known their status and were very hard hearted to go in for couselling and testing have been freely doing this. Many of them have been counseled and tested and now they know their status. Those who are positive are following their treatement now without any stigmatization.
The Title of Hanna's HIV/AIDS pack is (STOP THE STIGMA).
Hannah and other ex volunteers are working to fundraise for this project and hopefully to add to the little that has been raised in the central supply unit of this project.
We thank those who have contributed to this project and also plead on other to help these women help themselves so that by March when prices fall a larger quantity can be bought and stored to be sold in bits from the central supply focal point.
As soon as she is ready with the Pictures and especially of the women groups sharing the oild, we shall submit another project with the pictures.
Thanks for reading this report.
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