Kenne Kuete Virginie, Chia Vivian – Livelihood Support and Empowerment of Marginalised Widows in Belo-Kom
Kenne Kuete Virginie is a passionate community leader, a long-time promoter of women’s rights and the founder and coordinator of Open Arms Cameroon, an initiative that embraces the needs of the disadvantage marginalized poor in urban and rural communities in Cameroon. Her project “Livelihood Support and Empowerment of Marginalised Widows in Belo-Kom” seeks to promote the socio-economic empowerment of marginalized poor rural women, especially widows in the Belo-Kom North West Region of Cameroon. These women are victims of persistent abuse and discriminatory socio-cultural practices and a culture that perpetuates all forms of discrimination against women and thus hinders the realization of women’s rights and freedom. She is providing training and start-up support to 15 widows in organic vegetable cultivation, to support their family nutrition and income levels.