Key Farmers Cameroon plans to build a modern cassava production, processing and transformation Centre in Kumba and help provide free vocational training to 10 women groups (300 female headed households) who hail from impoverished communities so they can follow up a food distributing project and also provide free meals to 3000 refugees, orphans, covid-19 victims and internally displaced persons (IDPs) traumatized by the anglophone crisis.
There are currently more than 1500 Cameroonian refugees living in Nigeria and over 1000 refugees from Central African Republic living in Cameroon. Although the UNHCR is working with governments of these countries for a repatriation agreement, these refugees are at risk of acute starvation, diseases and political persecution. The project will affect more than 3000 refugees, 500 orphans, 700 Covid-19 victims and 4000 IDPs in Cameroon and abroad.
Key Farmers Cameroon provides education, training and mobilizes resources for women groups in disadvantaged communities who are in the food value chain so they could provide food aid, free meals and better nutrition to refugees, orphans and Covid- 19 victims. These women groups are also taught to share their new knowledge and skills with their peers.
The project will provide vocational training to 300 female headed households in Kumba allowing them to rise out of poverty, which will enable them distribute food and free meals to improve the health and well-being of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), orphans and Covid-19 victims in Cameroon and neighboring Nigeria.