Provide Economic Sustainability to Aids widows



This project will create a farming co-op, life skills, and a sewing buisness for economic sustainability of about 1600 AIDS widows and orphans or child headed families from three regions in Fako area.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

HIV prevalence is at its height in the Fako district and Southwest region of Cameroon because of common traditional practices such as wife inheritance and polygamy, all of which encourage multiple partners and therefore the spread of HIV/AIDS. As a result, the area has many AIDS orphans and widows. Agriculture is a major source of income in the region and women are responsible for of the agricultural production, like growing crops, rearing animals etc...

How will this project solve this problem?

Nido serve about 15000 women and children every year with healthcare, skills training and education and through this project, impoverished Aids widows and their families will become self-supportive and create a better life for them and their children

Potential Long Term Impact

More than 5000 Aids widows and orphans will partake in an educational skills program so that the participants can make or develop their efforts for a livelihood and it will also help them move from subsistence farming to income-generating activities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Helen Ndikum

Buea, Cameroon

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