The government of Cameroon began burning jungle villages to the ground in March as a strategy to combat anglophone separatist fighters, and more villages are targeted each week. These villages are in our project area, and desperate people are fleeing into the bushes and to the streets of Kumba, where Nakinti and her volunteer staff are based. The grief and fear of these innocent people – mostly women and children – burden Nakinti’s heart as she daily comes face-to-face with their suffering.

Nakinti and her volunteer staff want to help by providing training and startup capital to 100 displaced women and girls, which will benefit 100 families. Income-generating skills, such as soap-making, beading, African clothing designs, coconut oil products, hairdressing and embroidery can be learned very quickly. Such training will allow women who only know agriculture, but are displaced from their land, to start earning an income for their families. New income-generating skills are imperative if they are to survive on the streets of small towns and cities.

Nakinti is also hoping to get tarps to families with young children that are still hiding in the bush. This is the peak of the rainy season, and these young children have no shelter from the rain – day or night. There is no other non-profit that we know of working in this area, so Global Pearls is the only organization already in place and with contacts that can reach the affected villagers.

As always, we send 100% of every donation to the project – nothing is taken out for administrative or fundraising costs. And now, if you wish to support this special effort, the Global Pearls board will match every donation earmarked for Cameroon 2:1 so your donation will triple in impact.

  • Use any donation method described on our SUPPORT US tab and designate your donation to Cameroon.
  • Your 2018 donations to Global Pearls must total no more than $5000.

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