Igniting the Power of Women Rafe Colton
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!
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.
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!