:Whom should we save?Poor Farmers in the Northwest region of the Republic of Cameroon
There are 10 regions in Cameroon, And especially in the Region of Northwest, there are many people in poverty.
:Why?Cameroon as a nation has little more stable economic situation than neighbor countries like Republic of Central Africa, Republic of Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of South Sudan etc.
But to mention that farmers in Northwest area, they have follow difficulties that they can't sell their products even if they produced well enough to get profit, because of undeveloped infrastructure, Or they have unstable amount of their products, This is caused by a shortage of their agricultural equipments or tools. And also they have language disadvantage in employment opportunities, because over the 80% of Cameroonian are French speakers but the Northwest area (Northwest and Southwest regions) are consist of English speakers.
So it's the real situation that there are many people barely living hand to mouth, and haven't been able to prepare for rainy season.
:How to choose beneficiaries?We are the small group, so we can't organize big project for the entire Cameroon. But we are united and help each other as a cooperative with covering our each weakness, sharing our each wisdom. It is our advantage as a small organization.
At first, we aiming to help the cooperative members and their children to enable them to live and eat by themselves.
But now the number of our members has grown up to be over 200 individual members, from 6 divisions. We've been focused on pig farmers in Northwest area as our beneficiaries, and besides this objective, we decided to plan to help all kinds farming workers from now on.
By uniting as one cooperative, we fight against our vulnerability - suffering seasonal animal disaster or bad harvest -.
By being a group, we have been shared the knowledge and wisdom that the president/coordinator of the cooperative got from abroad.
We have been improved our quality of our products and farming, and received assistance from foreign countries.
We will place importance both getting foreign assistance and improving our agricultural skill and knowledge. And we will set "unity" as the most important foundation to progress ourselves.
Although we are very weak persons and are in the very hard situation as individuals, we can become strong by helping each other both in physically and mentally.
:Illustration*Sharing farming facilities and equipments in our cooperative
*Members shares ownership plan
*Trying involved in most process of pig business - pig production, making feed mills, making pork, sales - by ourselves.
*Sharing knowledge or wisdom to develop and maintain our quality of farming, pig or pork production, sales and marketing.
We believe these all opportunities, improvements, personal connections were surely prepared by God for us.
:From NetherlandsAt the time of 2007, Djouke was only 7 years old and she started the project "A Pig Van Djouke" (it means "A Pig from Djouke" in Dutch language) and we have been received generous supports continuously from her and donors over many years.
Because the monetary value of Euro, the currency of Netherlands is high, even small donation can help our beneficiaries much.
=> Here is the information of the project "A Pig from Djouke"
(Jump to the article of "A Pig From Djouke" on the Project page if click here)
:From JapanIn 2014, Titus Tegwi Atomba - the President/Coordinator of NOWEPIFAC, went to Japan to study agriculture and marketing for 9 months.
Then he made a lot of friends, and from the friendship we just started the new project.
A part of new project was planed with using internet, like Japan is a technology country, but the project also has another side that it will be heart-warming plan.
In addition, using internet will allow to receive supports from other foreign countries people not only from Japan.
Same as the case of Netherlands, Because the monetary value of Yen, the currency of Japan is high, even small donation can help our beneficiaries much.
=> Here is the information of the project "SOS - Save Our Souls"
(Jump to the article of "SOS Project" on the Project page if click here)