Empower Women in Rural Cameroon - Palm Oil Project

by Self Reliance Promoters' NGO

Hei every one,

Here is another update on the women empowmerment project.   It is not easy to get going but we have been managiing to work harder and effectively  with the available  resources.

Four women groups have   remained flag bearers of this project in management their palm Oil and other activities like reports, financial records etc.

There is a high need for these groups to be supported  with fertelizer but because of limited resources we were able to educate them to keep use part of the profit they have had from their Palm oil sale and buy fertilizer. Few bags of fertelizer were bought and shared to some members.

It is hoped that if this project will in future have enough  running capital,buying and supplying ferterlizer to this women will be one of the essetial support.This is beause all of them are peasant famers.

I have the honour to report that even though the project has not got adequate funds, the litte that has so far been raised is doing wonders.

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It is my pleasure to once again report on the progress of this project. The women got their maximum satisfaction of this project during the Christmas and New year fesitivities. We did well to buy the Palm oil early enough and distributed two days to the eve of the Christmas during the time which non-members were hunting for oil when the prices were reaised just because of high demand and limited supply.

The Price was due to the high demand as every house hold could not enjoy Christmas and New year without Palm oil which is known to be an essential commody in every house hold.  This is because many can not afford to buy Groundnut   or vegitable oil that is very expensive in Cameroon and especially in Kumbo.

I am in fact very glad to report that  this project went a long way to satisfy the few beneficiary groups but regret the fact that  we did not have enough capital to buy more for more groups to benefit for many families or groups to benefit.

We continue to solicite for who ever would like to support this project to enable more families and groups to to do so without any  hesitation.

It is my wish that as this project is  being sustained and well managed, more women are craving to join and become beneficiaries. It is only because of lack of adequate funds to buy much oil, we only have limited groups.

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We thank those who supported this project in the past and  at the same time  informing them that their hard earned money is doing a lot here.

Here again is another progress report. These women have continued to enjoy and pulling  on very well with their palm oil project. Another Group was added last month and everything is going on well.

As reported in our last report, we have over Thirty five  women groups and only 5 are currently benefiting from this project because of insufficient funds to buy  the Palm Oil in Bulk to distribute to more groups.


I am glad to report that all the members in these groups are responding very well and little profit that is being made is saved so that at the end of the year, we will control and see how much they themselves have raised as proceeds from the busines. This will inturn be re-investment into the business as their group's. capital.

We will continue to lobby for funds in order to expand our project to other groups which have not yet started benefiting. We have the honour to assure all the donors that their money is being used judiciously and for the project which was meant for.,

Thanks to all  the proevious donors and those to be in future. Investing in a woman is investing in the family and for the improvement of the rural lively hood.


We pray that more funds should come our way for the this project to become more vibrant.

Women heating the Palm oil in order to share
Women heating the Palm oil in order to share

Greetings from Cameroon.  I am glad to report again regarding this project. Control was made in three groups and the results were very encouraging  in that the groups are well managed and  we noted that the project  has generated a reasonable profit for themselves.   From this, the objective of the project is highly succeeding  because in the near future the income generated by these groups shall become their intitial capital.

We have also increased the number of groups thereby increasing the number of beneficiaries.  The new groups have joined the pilot ones.

Two volunteers from the UK came and worked in this project to help monitor and advice them on proper management of their project and also ensure sustainability in all their activities.

The pictures attached are for one of the groups  heating and sharing the oil and the volunteers who were happy to work in this project.

Thank you all for supporting this project.  Any one should feel free to help these women through the Palm oil project.

Oil  already eated ready for sharing
Oil already eated ready for sharing
Original volunteers came to work in this project
Original volunteers came to work in this project
Local Fire used for heating the oil
Local Fire used for heating the oil

Ladies and  genetlemen,

In our last report it was  reported the prices skyrocked  and  the supply was greately reduced making the beneficiaries to expeirence  some scarecy problems.  I am glad to report that since laslt month, the rpices have droped and this month we were able to buy up to 400 litres of Oil and the five groups are really satisfied with adequate supply and  low priveces compared to the one in the market.

One  more group  was then added to the groups that were shotlisted and have been benefiting from the project. There is hope that when the project will have enough funds,  anough Oil shall be bought when the prices are low and stored to be issued to them  during the scarecty periods like the months of Nov, Dec, Jan. and February.

The Mbororo group of Mbohsha have consintued to use this project as a uniting fource to  bring together many Mboro women who are always in the grazing  hills  behin cows.  Now we have been giving them a lot of education, hygien, basic accounting and the need  for social gathering and pulling of resources together.

The Project also enabled many women to participate in the celebration of the womens; day in Kumbo.  We hope to continue adding more groups to benefit  from this empowerment project as funds continue to increase gradually.

Thanks to those who have in the past supported this project.  Rest assured the money is helping the present groups very well and they very much appreciate our efforts while sending your appreciation through us.

May God continue to bless those who would want to support this women empowerment project  becuase it helps bu the entire families and not only the women.  (Educating a woman is educating the nation).

Respectfully submitted by


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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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