Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon

by John Retreat Foundation Internation USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC)
Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon
Jul 12, 2021

Progress Report - Emergency Funds

Greetings To Our Supporters and Donors;

We hope that when this report find you that you are in the best of health and full of joy as we continue to celebrate the loss of our founder at the age of 96 years old.  With your support, we were able to return his remains back to Zang Tabi, Cameroon where he was born.  Despite the continued Civil unrest in the area, the Rebels all agreed to put down their weapons and allow us the priviledge of laying our leadeer to rest and celebrate in the traditional African way with dancing, killing of a cow and paying respect to the life and work of our leader.  This was an opportunity for our people who in some cases had not seen each other in the past four years to come together and humanily relate over the course of several days without their lives being threatened.

Our organization passed a resolution to honor the work and life of the founder by dedicating his resting place as a Honey Bee Farm, Flower Sanctuary and Bee Research Center in collobaration with other international organizations which will bring  much needed jobs and employment to the Center and the area which will allow his legacy to live forever and provide a source of food and income for Dsiplaced families who wish to return to the soil of their birth as with our founder.

For those families who are slowly returning to some of the "safe areas" our organization has set up an office donated by the government to provide a source of information and opportunity to participate in Food Security Projects that will assist them as things are moving back to the way it used to be in the villages before the Civil conflict. 

Our newly appointed Human Resource Director and newly appointed Jobs and Training Director are offering training and the opportunity for individuals to come to the office and register for one of several projects that are being offered such as pig, chicken, quail, and corn farming with the opportunity to develop a business that will produce crops for the market and for their family.  When in full operation the jobs and training project will offer opportunities that are severly needed for our young men and women who have been out of school for the past four years due to the civil conflict.

Because of the Civil conflicts, the biggest problem that we have to deal with and overcome is the lack of trust among the people which has caused unnecessary anxiety among the people.  We are implementing strategies to help us overcome these challenges by using the internet, zoom and conference calling, face to face to communicate with the people in the villages and build trust.  Progress has been slow.  For example there was a natural loss of some pigs in one area of development which hampered growth.  Other challenges to our progress has included dealing with the rainy season, lack of internet connectivity, and the over all lack of trust for fear of losing their lives to the conflict.

The highlight for this report is the fact that our leadership continues to build relationships with other local and international organizations to help our people to try and recover from the devestation of having loss everything because of the civil conflict and attempting to start a new way of life without resources.  For example during the celebration and burial many of the displaced families hiding in the bushes came to the event and enjoyed a well prepared meal for the first time in many months as they have been surviving living off the land in the bushes for safety reason.

We are truly grateful and thankful for the resources that you have provided and we look forward to your continued humantarian support for our displaced families.  We look forward to the day when the civil conflict will be over and they will be able to resume their lives in peace in the villages.

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John Retreat Foundation Internation USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC)

Location: Tyrone, GA - USA
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Project Leader:
Samuel Taylor
Tyrone, GA United States
$6,207 raised of $90,000 goal
 
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