This project supports outstanding orphanages in Cameroon to provide basic support to their children, gradually become self-sustainable through the creation of income-generating activities and make critical investments such as the drilling of a Bore-hole, acquisition of a water tank or construction of a school block. 68 children aged 0 to 16 are part of our family. We currently support Mah Di's orphanage - Kumba and Father's House Orphanage - Muyuka, both in the South-West Region of Cameroon.
Mah Di's 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. Father's house is home to 28 children. When a long-time partner decided to withdraw its support in 2017, the orphanage had to relocate to a place without lights nor water.
We provide basic support only in cases of critical need. We focus your donations on 1) big projects that the orphanage can't tackle by itself 2) creation of income-generating activities that can sustain the house in the long run. We also provide on-going coaching to help the mothers of the orphanage provide the best for their children. So far, we have created a poultry, a fishpond, a basic primary school, a piggery, a borehole and a palm farm.
Investing in children 5 to 0 years old (40% of the beneficiaries) has immense 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.