Help Collins take care of himself

A microproject by Reach Out Cameroon (REO) Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified

Summary

Collins (17) has grown up in Mah Dis orphanage. He was brought at the age of 12 when the grandmother could not no longer take care of him. Now that he is almost a man, he has seen the need to support himself and family financially rather than depending on the orphanage that has a lots of children (43) to take care of. He is a student and he is not yet able to take care of his school needs. He wants to start a poultry farm to raise income for himself and for his brothers and sisters.

$767.24
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

At 17, Collins is the first child of his family, the rest of his siblings are with his grandmother, and he needs to help financially so they dont need to be displaced to a house of care. Collins does not have capital to start up this business. His desire is to end financial dependency, foster his education and to support his family. He also desires to leave the orphanage and have his own place. Having grown up in Mah Dis, he also wants to support the orphanage.

Solution

Collins is hard working, intelligent and honest. He has learned everything about rearing chicken, as the orphanage has a poultry already, he will have the support of his big brother at Mah Dis, who has been managing a poultry with 700 chicken. He is very good at taking care of animals. He is in charge of taking care of the piggery and fish pond that belong to the orphanage. With the profit he will get from this business, he can become independent, help himself, his family and the orphanage.

Long-Term Impact

With your help, he can raise his own income which will enable him build up his life. With the capital, he will raise a small structure and gather small 1-day old chicken, to be raised for a month before selling to other poultry farmers. The income will be enough to help Collins create a life of his own after a few months. A field staff will meet with him regularly to access his business and to prevent failure. He will have permanent support at the orphanage from those who can help the business.

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Organization Information

Reach Out Cameroon (REO)

Location: Buea, South West Region - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​ www.reachoutcameroon.org
Project Leader:
Njomo Omam Esther
Executive Director
Buea, South West Region Cameroon

Funded Project!

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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