Donation Options

Supply safe water to a Cameroonian farming village



Cameroon regularly experiences dangerous outbreaks of cholera due the lack of safe clean water. Shisong, a community of around 10,000; have begun to build a safe and clean water distribution system. The project is designed to capture spring water in the hills high and pipe the water the 8.4 Km to the town. The community has already built three spring catchments basins and laid 2 KM of piping. Funding is required to complete the piping, to build a storage tank and to build 30 standpipes.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Shisong community does not have a safe and consistent means of water. During the dry season water to the community can be shut off for months without any notice and prices have steadily risen making it unaffordable for the average family. When water is not available families must travel kilometers each morning to collect water from spring sources. This puts a heavy burden on women and children who are responsible for water collection.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will establish and build a community water supply system, run by a local elected committee, to provide safe and conveniently accessible water to all of the Shisong community. The project will fund a large storage tank that will hold enough water for all of the dry season, and will build 30 stand pipes so every member of the community will have a water supply close to their homes.

Potential Long Term Impact

Once completed, the project will provide clean water to the community for years to come. Access to clean water will result in an improvement in the health of the members of the community. In addition, easy access to water will free members of the community to be employed on more productive projects. The community has elected a local committee to oversee all aspects of the project ensuring that all members of the community will benefit from the project.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,963
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,537
Total Funding Goal: $26,500

Additional Documentation

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


Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 10388 to 80088 to donate $10 to Supply safe water to a Cameroonian farming village. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Supply safe water to a Cameroonian farming village project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: Privacy Policy:
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $10
  • $20
  • $100
  • $450
  • $5,000
  • $8,000
  • $10
    each month
  • $20
    each month
  • $100
    each month
  • $450
    each month
  • $5,000
    each month
  • $8,000
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?


Green Care Assocation

Kumbo, shisong, NorthWest, Cameroon

Project Leader

Njodzeka Gilbert Njodzeka

Kumbo, North West Region Cameroon

Where is this project located?

Map of Supply safe water to a Cameroonian farming village
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.