Hands Together for Orphans and Widows

by Modern Advocacy Humanitarian Social and Rehabilitation Association (MAHSRA)
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Hands Together for Orphans and Widows
Hands Together for Orphans and Widows
Hands Together for Orphans and Widows


Hands Together for Orphans and Widows is a community awareness building concept that aspires to encourage, philanthropists, small, medium and large scale economic operators towards assisting vulnerable community people on a gain-gain basis. The concept is developed within the perspectives of a publicity magazine that helps to promote business endeavors through advertisement and using the fees to educate Orphans and increase the subsistence resources of very vulnerable Widows.

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There are over 40 vulnerable widows and 40 Orphaned children in chronic poverty and abuses with no community support. Orphans are regarded as a burden to extended family members and either sent to the streets or abandoned homes. Traditionally, widows become modern slaves as they are forced to bear barbaric rites and rituals and then disinherited by the late husband's family. Abandoned with little or nothing to fend for themselves and orphaned children, they become exposed to societal abuses.


Having already identified 40 widows and Orphaned targets living in very difficult conditions, this project will: - Facilitate formal education for the orphans and raise community concern and support towards further support for their educational development - Provide training and facilitating materials to build the vulnerable widow's capacity towards self-sustaining agricultural subsistence methods. This will empower them economically and make them independent and thus free from abuses.

Long-Term Impact

The involvement of socioeconomic entrepreneurs or operators within the entire program will automatically build the business community consciousness in supporting orphans and widows; The 40 educated orphans will intend in a later date become advocates and supporters for the well-being of other over 200 unfortunate orphans The 40 socioeconomically empowered widows will become major community advocates defending their fellow widow mates and fighting the barbaric widowhood rites practices.

Additional Documentation

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


Protecting Widows and Orphans in Cameroon
Public Ceremony of Widowhood Rites to Rights
Traditional and Local Government Responsibilities
programs initial evaluation reports

Organization Information

Modern Advocacy Humanitarian Social and Rehabilitation Association (MAHSRA)

Location: Bamenda - Cameroon
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @mahsracameroon
Modern Advocacy Humanitarian Social and Rehabilitation Association (MAHSRA)
Project Leader:
Bamenda, Cameroon

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