In Cameroon the healthy life expectancy is 48 years old, 73,000 children die each year before turning five, and only 38% of girls are enrolled in school. Meanwhile most women occupy the role of primary caregiver and provider within families. In most cases women are responsible for family health, food provision through subsistence farming, and household budget management. Understanding basic health and hygiene, balanced diet requirements, stress management, and sound financial management will help foster safe and supportive home environments. That is why, this year, Himalayan Institute Global Humanitarian Projects commits to raising funds to expand our Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP).
The expansion of WEP will include specialized, female-focused healthcare (specifically maternal and pre/post-natal health), stress management through yoga, financial literacy, and vocational training courses, all aimed at targeting 500-1000 women from 2017-2018. Our wish to bolster the female population of Northwest Cameroon with the tools necessary to raise healthy, successful families, while stimulating local economic growth, cannot be done without your support!
Join us in advancing the health and education of women and girls in Cameroon!
Here’s how you can take action:
- Make a donation that will directly provide opportunity and improve quality of life for impoverished communities in Cameroon
- Take your commitment to the next level by creating your own fundraising campaign. Set a personal fundraising goal, state your mission, and get your family and friends involved.