Madhis Orphanage is home to 40 very little children and some teenagers. In 2013 the Orphanage was barely sustaining itself, it lacked beds, mosquito nets, access to clean water and nutritious feeding. Thanks to our wonderful donors and the tenacity of Mah Diana, the director, all of the above has changed, but the children still need your help if we want to make sure they have the chance they deserve.
Kumba is the biggest city in the South-West Region of Cameroon, it concentrates a large population attracted by the opportunities it hosts, but many of them end up living under poor economic conditions. Vulnerable young mothers find themselves pushed to abandon their children as they are born and most of them live as street children. Luckily other mothers like Mah Diana feel compelled to take care of those children in their own houses.
You will be providing the orphanage with basic needs such as feeding and medicine, while drawing up a clear plan to independence based on income generating activities and improved fundraising. If enough resources arrive the whole infrastructure will be improved with a playground, better equipped bathrooms and beds. This will also cover integration grants for the older orphans, to self-employ themselves through business entrepreneurship as they reach adulthood.
Investing in children under 5 has consequences for all their lives. By improving their feeding, their hygiene, their comfort, and their health they will be more intelligent, healthier, and stronger as adults. They will get better jobs, achieve higher levels of education and they will be closer to realizing their goals. They just need you to care for them now.