Igniting the Power of Women—Annual Campaign 2017–18

Empower A Girl, Empower A Nation

Women’s empowerment and gender equality is an important part of the mission of Himalayan Institute Cameroon. Women and girls play a vital role in both the economic and social development of a country. Consequently, we have developed a multi-faceted program to help empower women in Cameroon through financial literacy, health knowledge, and business skills.

Lack of education and healthcare impacts the lives of women & girls around the world.

Progress is not possible if half of the population is consistently excluded from the decision making process. When women and girls are educated and empowered to make their own choices, we can begin to pursue a society in which women have equal rights and equal opportunities.

What We’re Doing

This year, Himalayan Institute Cameroon 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!

You Have Impact, So Take Action

Now through January 31st, help us raise $100,000 to transform the health and livelihoods of women and children in Northwest Cameroon.

Take the $20k Fundraising Challenge

Love a challenge? Love to travel?

Commit to raising $20,000 by creating your own fundraising campaign below and if you succeed, a spot in our 2018 Service Excursion to Cameroon is yours-tuition free!!! So click on the Fundraise tab below and take the $20K Challenge!

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Help empower women

Our goal—to empower women through healthcare knowledge, grassroots leadership, and economic development—strongly aligns with global trends in international development. By partnering with the Himalayan Institute, you will join a monumental movement happening all around the world to build sustainable, global change through advancing women in rural communities.

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Join us and take action

Join us in advancing the health and education of women and girls 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.

Download “Fundraising Ideas for Yoga Studio Owners”

Download “WEP Talking Points”

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Travel & Serve

Leave a lasting impact

Join us on the service excursion of a lifetime to Cameroon to help celebrate our 10th anniversary and experience the full impact our programs have on local communities! This trip is a unique blend of service, cultural immersion, self-study, and adventure!

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Fundraising Stats

Together we will make this happen—$100,000 never felt so possible. Keep donating and fundraising—we’re almost there!

Goal: $100,000

1.9% Funded
$1,878 Raised
Days to Go
17 Donors

66 Million

There are 66 million girls out of school globally.

4,900

Over 4,900 girls in developing countries aged 15–19 die each year from childbirth.

70%

Of women in developing countries, 70% are underemployed.

What You Support & The Change We’ll Make

Our Women’s Empowerment Program serves low to mid income level women in marginalized communities of Cameroon. The new WEP will consist of two series of training and services.

Goals for Women’s Health, Stress Management, and Family Financial Planning
  • Reach 500-1000 women in person through health classes, mobile health clinics, finance seminars, and yoga for stress
  • We expect that 75% of the women who participate in Series 1 will adopt better financial practices especially around saving money for family emergencies
  • Help women overcome stress-related disorders by using systematic breathing, yoga, and relaxation techniques
Goals for Vocational Training in Jewelry & Beaded-Bag Making, Small Business Finance, Marketing, & Sales
  • We seek to enroll 50-100 women in our jewelry production training, entrepreneurial and marketing classes, and business finance courses
  • Give women the confidence and practical skills to create, start, fund, and run a small business
  • Guide 100% of Series 2 participants in jewelry production training towards earning additional income for themselves and their families

Donate now

Join us and take action!

Join us in advancing the health and education of women and girls 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.

Download “Fundraising Ideas for Yoga Studio Owners”

Download “WEP Talking Points”

Create Campaign

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