Supporting Elekta to become self-reliant

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


Elekta is a 27-year old single mother, taking care alone of elderly parents and daughter Golder( 11) by selling meat snacks. She is good at it: constant, reliable and a good marketer, she is well known in the small community where she lives (Tole, Buea, Cameroon). But given that her family and extended family depend on her, this is not enough to make it out of poverty. Fortunately she has a plan, and with your help she will take herself to the next level.

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Elekta's meat business has reached its limits, she can't make more money by cooking more, she can't work more hours. Even though the profit is good this can't be multiplied by adding more capital. Her next plan is more ambitious: she is an experienced farmer and wants to cultivate her own pepper farm, but to reach this step she needs more capital than the one she can save, especially given that her family depends on her. Like many other able entrepreneurs in developing countries, she is stuck


This is where we come in. This project will provide a set of 3 business grants to make sure Elekta's projects are now appropriately financed. We will also provide technical coaching both in the areas of business management and farming. Her pepper farm is a solid idea that will not only improve her living conditions significantly, will also involve idle family members, creating employment and stability for the whole family.

Long-Term Impact

By diversifying her sources of income and moving to a more profitable business, Elekta's future will be secured. With extensive accompaniment we will make sure we continue working for her for years, till she makes the last steps out of poverty. She will not only be improving her own condition but that of Golder, her two elderly parents and several family members who will be part of her farming project. Elekta is among the 5% highest achieving individuals in our program, she won't let you down.


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Organization Information

Reach Out Cameroon (REO)

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

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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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