In Bolivian orphanages, many of the girls we support are survivors of sexual abuse that has severely affected their self-confidence. Similarly, in Cameroon women have a traditionally domestic role and are not given the chance to be educated. To ensure these women and girls can be independent and self-sufficient, LifeTime Projects works to empower them through mentoring and skilled workshops and training on sustainable business practices with the help of the local community.
The girls that we are supporting in Bolivia have to leave their shelter at 18 years old. The challenge is to make sure that they will not return to a violent context, and that they can begin their adult life peacefully, both professionally and personally. In Cameroon, most of the women are illiterate, which is why they face problems in their professional and personal lives. Furthermore, women with such modest incomes have difficulties to keep their children (especially their girls) in school.
This project allows us to provide a follow-up for the girls who are in the Bolivian orphanage, and to ensure that they can pursue their dreams. Each girl has a personal and professional project and our goal is to make sure that they achieve these goals. For the women of Atta in Cameroon, this project allows them to learn basic literacy and develop their business safely. Moreover, it will help to keep their children at school, eradicating the necessity to force marriage on their young daughters.
The women participating in this project attend professional workshops which allow them to have a safer and more stable future. As a direct result of this training, these women will have the necessary knowledge to guarantee their independence both professionally and personally. This program helps their families in their daily living as well. The project will educate a lot of women allowing them to rise out of poverty and provide for their families' health and well-being.