Healthy Diets for Healthy Communities in Cameroon
We are so thankful for the increased support we have received from our supporters over the last few months. We truly could not do this without you. The nutrition program continues to draw much interest and we hope to deliver this program to all the communities seeking to improve their overall nutritional health and well-being. To do this, we need to keep promoting the program locally and raising support internationally. Through Global Giving and our generous supporters, we are able to make incremental steps towards reaching our goals for healthier communities in Cameroon.
Now that the rainy season has drawn to its conclusion, the dryer weather is allowing us to fully implement our nutritional endeavors with the remote communities of Akwaya.
The Bomaka Women’s Group and the Ngie Women’s Common Interest Group continued to work through the fourth phase of the nutrition program in partnership with FORUDEF staff. This included continuing to plant, harvest, consume, and sell the produce from the group nurseries. As such, these groups now have the skills and expertise to continue integrating healthy eating into their lives on their own, with FORUDEF continuing to provide expertise and support when needed.
The Feed Well, Feed Right, Feel Healthy program’s radio broadcasts have continued to garner excellent support from the public and attract new interest from around the region. The radio broadcast is proving to be one of the most effective ways of educating the public in a broad sense, and inspiring discussions around healthy eating.
Work in Progress
The Green Hills CIG and Bonakanda Women CIG continued to participate in the first phase of the nutrition program. FORUDEF staff led these groups through training workshops where they discussed local illnesses related to malnutrition, the role of nutrition in health, and local foods and resources that contain essential nutrients. Both groups gave excellent workshop reviews, and left inspired and equipped with the base knowledge to begin improving the dietary health of their families and community.
We want to extend our gratitude for your support of our work in building stronger, healthier families and communities. We truly believe that community building is a collaborative process with different groups contributing in different ways to the change that we have seen in rural villages all across the Southwest region of Cameroon. And, this could not happen without your valuable contributions.