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Our African Focus

Looking forward to all that Himalayan Institute Cameroon has in store for 2018, a question often posed by sponsors, interested guests, and other humanitarians who learn about our work comes to mind: Why Africa? Why Cameroon? In 2017, Himalayan Institute Global Humanitarian Projects recommitted its humanitarian efforts abroad by focusing solely on our flagship program [...]

Ignite the Power of Women! HIC’s Annual Campaign Coming to An End!

WHOA! We have reached over 78% of our goal to raise $100,000 in our Annual Campaign supporting the expansion of our Women’s Empowerment Program at Himalayan Institute Cameroon! Thank you so much to all those who have donated and fundraised for this cause so far! With just one week left to go in our [...]

Looking Forward—It’s 2018!

It’s 2018! Happy New Year from Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Projects and Himalayan Institute Cameroon! Thank you to all our generous supporters throughout 2017. Without your donations, words of encouragement, advice, and steadfast support of all the work we do, Himalayan Institute Cameroon would not be where it is today. Non-profit (especially humanitarian) work largely depends [...]

Approaching the Topic of Foreign Aid

According to the World Economic Forum, when it comes to developmental foreign aid, there are typically three distinct groups of opinions that people will fall into: Official foreign governmental assistance is ineffective and has harmed poor countries throughout the years. Current aid levels are too low, and large increases in foreign aid would help [...]

Western Plans in Foreign Lands

Let’s talk about culture. Our modern definition holds culture as all pertaining to the collective knowledge, belief, and behavior surrounding social norms, social forms, characteristics of everyday life, intellect, practice of arts and humanities, and the ways in which we transmit all this information down from one generation to another. Within the context of culture, [...]

Developing the Sustainable Way

In talking about development, often times the word “sustainable” gets thrown into the conversation. But what does it truly mean to develop a region or community sustainably? Let’s take a look at Northwest Cameroon. 70% of people within this region rely on subsistence farming for their main source of food. Access to technology also [...]

What Service Gives to Us

In recent years, more and more studies indicate the positive, holistic effect that volunteering has, not only on us as individuals, but on our sense of purpose, belonging, and community too. With an incredible impact on both psychological and physical health, being intrinsically motivated and doing what you love is shown to create a better [...]

Calling All HI Family Members to Get Involved!!!

Humanitarian work is both a challenging and fulfilling experience. It requires commitment, perseverance, and dedication, as well as consistent funding. We want to scale our current projects so we can build on models that have proven to be successful in serving rural communities over the past 10 years. We partner with communities in Cameroon [...]

International Development in the Age of Climate Change

Climate change is not a hoax created by the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. It is, however, one of the biggest issues facing our world today, and it affects every country, every profession, and every person. It also has an incredible impact on international development work and has completely altered how different [...]

Combating Corruption in International Development

Working in international development always has its challenges, whether that be combating gender stereotypes, violence, or learning to understand cultural differences. But one of the challenges to development work that consistently stands out is corruption. Specifically, the challenge of an organization being able to carry out its mission and goals while also dealing with corrupt [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Humanitarian|