Enabling 250 women to gain self employment

by Belo Rural Development Association (BERUDA)


BERUDA will give training on raising and selling chickens to 250 poor women and landless widows. The project will give 20 chickens as start - up capital to begin a viable self employed business scheme. This will become sustainable alternative source of income helping them buy food for their families, send children to school, pay hospital bills. It is hope this will help protect them from the temptation of prostitution, other forms of abuse that is common to women lower economic lader
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The biggest challenge facing women in the tribal land of Kom - Boyo is poverty due to illiteracy. No education means women face life with limited job opportunities and great dependency on their male counterpart for income. Depend on their husband and not just for money but even to read their private letters. In the event of the death of husband, widows tend to suffer as the brother to the husband gets total control of the land putting them into situation with little opportunity for survival


Providing training in raising and selling chicken, that enable each of the women with one time start- up capital. This will give each woman a viable self employed business that will help her generate her own income. This will further enable each woman to take charge of her life without having to depend on her male relatives to meet her basic needs. She will be able to buy food for the family, support her kids including girl child enroll in school and thereby get educated as well.

Long-Term Impact

The project will produce a sense of self reliance in the women as they take charge of their financial life. As part of the process, the women are required to buy more chickens after sale of the first round. They will be able to invest profits in other businesses, provide further education for their children especially the girl child, good health care & other basic necessities. Sending the girl child to school will ensure that they face life with equal opportunities as their male counterparts.

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Belo Rural Development Association (BERUDA)

Location: Bamenda, North West Region - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​www.berudep.org
Belo Rural Development Association (BERUDA)
Project Leader:
Chiambah Enock Ntam
Bamenda, North West Region Cameroon

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