Empower Women in Rural Cameroon - Palm Oil Project

by Self Reliance Promoters' NGO

Dear all,


Another time has come for you to receive updates about this project. The women have continued to wax well with the existing funds.   There are doing very well with the turn over as all of them are deeply committed in the receiving and paying the oil at a very low cost to get on with the recycling process.


The problem we have at the moment is the shortage of funds to enable buy in bulk and also to buy stock at the time like this when the oil prices are low.   At this point the cost of 20 litters is 14,000 frs  and when the Month of December comes, thed cost will be about 20,000 frs.  

We would have really loved to have bought enough now and stock to be realeasing to our members in ?December so that they don't spend much money again buying at high cost.

However, we are very very grateful for those who have supported this project and even those still willing to do so in advance.

Many groups would have been envolved but because of limitted capital there is no way for increase the number of beneciary groups.

Feel free to still support if you had don so in the past or reccommend this project to your friends, relatives, and een colleaques.


May God bless all the readers and supporters of this project.

Dea all,


This is the most busiest time for peasant farmers in the North west Region of Cameroon where this project is being carried out. The project has really  created a lot of impact in  Bui. The project has attracted women to be more organized in groups as women groups or common initiative groups.  Agricultural techinicians have got a means of giving agriculatural advice  them in groups.

More women have continued to join the existing  groups because of the  Palm oil project and other self help workshops are being organized.  

I am therefore very  very delighted to report that the project is going on very  steadily though with limited funds, we are able to be rotating the sharing of oil.    The groups have continued to generate their  collective income so that in future, they will be able to use the  profit as their own capital so that the project funds can extend to some new groups.

We  really would love to continue giving our sincere thanks to our supporters while calling on welwishers to support this project to help more women and families.

The Project is very sustainable.


May God bless you all.


Wirkom Fred.


Women sharing Palm oil
Women sharing Palm oil

Dear every one.,


We have continued to work with the rurual women through the Palm Oil project.  It is really going on very well.  The past three months were a period of Palm oil crises and because we have little capital to buy and stock in advance, they groups did not suffer much from the high prices.

Here attached is one of the women group sharing the Oil and  they are very happly.  Even though many groups are yet to start benefiting because we have limited groups. because of limited capital.

Our doors are still open for those who really want to support this project.  We thank the previous suppoters very much for the support.

We promise to keep on managing the available funds very well and keep on adding more groups to benefit as funds increase.

May God bless you all.

Palm oil already shared
Palm oil already shared



Dear all,

Self Reliance and its volunteers have continued to rendour services to  the rural women in this part of the county in a sustainable and progressive manner.

It is therefore my pleasure to report that the Palm Oil project has remained very sustainable and very beneficial to so many  families with a steady increase of its beneficiaries. The Year is almost going to an end and  at this point a general meeting was head and a lot was discussed about the December Pal Oil  consignment.It was noted duing this time high prices and scarecity is usually experienced.  To avoid this a one of the major objectives of the project,  it was agreeed that the December supply be oprdered early and to be distributed at the end of November.

A micro project has been attached to this project in order to increase and involve family participation in income generatinig activities. It is my pleasure to also report that the firrst consignement of the 3 weeks old chikcs  have been grown and are now redy for sell

We sincerely  thank all those who have been supporting this women project and those to be.  We will contibue with the Palm oil project and and the  Poultry farming micro project.

Do boast this project of us in any way possible.  time could not permit us to get picrtures .  They will be available in our next report b.


May God bless


A send off of our volunteer Sarah
A send off of our volunteer Sarah

Greetings  from Cameroon women.  Here again is an update from the field regarding the Help empower the rural cameroon women. During this quarter the Palm oil project moved on very well without any problem. We employed and experience very rewarding invovations which made the project to more beneficial to the women and to their families.

We decided to add  Soap to run alongside the distribution of the Palm OIl.The women also have requested a  Short term Poultry project for us to lobby for funds to buy and distribute at least 10 Chicks each to  women so that they can grow and sell by Mid December 2015 to generate some income and then pay back the principal for recycling.

During the quarter Sarah our German volunteer who worked with these women for one year ended her placement.  A send off party was given him by leaders of these groups.

Sarah is replaced by two other volunteers from Original Volunteers UK and they have just started visiting some grhe groups to be familier with the project.

The limitations  to this project is the lack of adequate funds and most especially to coup up with the recent inovations.

We thank those who have supported this project very much and call on those who are still interestred  in suporting women projects or women empowerment programmes to extend their charitable hands to us.


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Self Reliance Promoters' NGO

Location: Kumbo, Bui Division - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​www.selfreliancecameroon.org
Project Leader:
Wirkom Fred Mbiydzenyuy
Mbve, Kumbo Cameroon

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