Mbakwa Johnas Tatang

Mbakwa Johnas, Vanessa Namondo, Oscar N. – Economic empowerment/Livelihood improvement 4 women in Ndop

Date grant awarded: July 12, 2018

Mbawwa Johnas and his team of six volunteers founded the project, “Economic Empowerment and Livelihood Improvement for Women and Teenage Mothers through Market Gardening in Bambalang Village.” They seek to improve the living conditions of vulnerable poor women of Bambalang village in the northwest region of Cameroon. They were inspired to start this project because of the suffering and marginalization women of Bambalang face as a result of tradition and culture, which grossly abuses the rights of women and promotes all types of violence against women and girls.

The project aims to empower vulnerable poor women and teenage mothers with skills in sustainable business management and market gardening as a means to fight against extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, and other STIs. Pollination Project funds will enable them to organize training workshops and provide startup support materials to 30 women, and establish 10 group farms for the beneficiaries of the program.