GivHOPE Africa is registered under the Cameroonian Declaration of creation of 14,
2016 no. 0000322/RDA/J06/SAAJP/BAPP, revised on October 13, 2020 under no.
00001469/RDA/JO6/SAAJP/BAPP. It is also registered as a US Association (EIN 82-
5187523) and IRS Code Section 501 (c) (3) which makes your donation to GivHOPE
GivHOPE Africa MISSION:
To PROMOTE and ENSURE the overall coordination of
concerted activities/mechanisms of social protection of vulnerable persons such as
street children, IDPs (Women and children), orphans, widows, girl school dropouts,
covid-19 socioeconomically affected victims and single nursing mothers through
multiform assistance (Grants/loans without interest for income generating activities,
in-kind donations, education, health, shelter, etc.).
Overview context in which GivHOPE Africa operates in Cameroon (Ref. World Bank
Cameroon Country Office – April 2022).
Cameroon is a lower-middle-income country with a population of over 25 million
Located along the Atlantic Ocean, it shares its borders with the Central
African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Two of its border
regions with Nigeria (northwest and southwest) are Anglophone, while the rest of
the country is Francophone. Cameroon is endowed with rich natural resources,
including oil and gas, mineral ores, and high-value species of timber, and agricultural
products, such as coffee, cotton, cocoa, maize, and cassava.
The first regional elections were held in December 2020. The ruling party, the
Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM), won nine of the ten regions. These elections mark the start of the decentralization process provided for in the
1996 Constitution. The new regional councilors will work with the Ministry of
Decentralization and Local Development to pave the way for the gradual transfer of
power and the necessary funds to the regions.
Having enjoyed several decades of stability, Cameroon has in recent years been
grappling with attacks by Boko Haram in the Far North and a secessionist insurgency
in the Anglophone regions. Since September 2017, this situation has displaced more
than 500,000 persons internally and claimed the lives of close to 400 civilians and
over 200 law enforcement officers. Following the resurgence of the crisis in the
Central African Republic since January 2021, more than 6,000 Central Africans
refugees have fled to Cameroon’s eastern region, which is already hosting over 60 %
of Central African refugees. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), in March
2022 Cameroon was hosting over 460,000 refugees, primarily from the Central
African Republic (320,000) and Nigeria (120,000).
Because its poverty reduction rate is lagging behind its population growth rate, the
overall number of poor in Cameroon increased by 12 % to 8.1 million between 2007
and 2014, and poverty is concentrated in the country’s northern regions, where 56 %
of the poor live.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant deterioration in economic
activity. Household and business income losses linked to social distancing measures
and the uncertainty surrounding the course of the pandemic led to a sharp decline in
consumption. Public and private investments were also adversely affected. Public
services, such as schools and non-COVID-related health services, were severely
disrupted. The use of family planning and prenatal care services fell by 37 % and 18
%, respectively. It is estimated that the crisis increased the extreme poverty rate
from 24.5 % in 2019 to 25.3 % in 2021.
Ranked 144 out of 180 countries in the 2021 Transparency International corruption
perceptions index, Cameroon suffers from weak governance, hindering its
development and ability to attract investors.
GivHOPE Africa work covers Africa and the North America: Cameroon (5
regions out 10), Cote-d’Ivoire (Abidjan), Sierra Leone (Njala, Moyamba District, South
Sierra Leone) and the USA (Washington, DC Metropolitan area and Atlanta, GA).
PARTNERS: The Governments of host countries, International Development
Institutions, the private sector, CSO, the media, the academia, health facilities, the
local entities and mainly some sister organizations such as: In Cameroon, Community
Resource Centre for the Disabled and the Disadvantaged (CRCDD) in the North-West
and CAYA (Cameroon Youth Association) in the West regions, Bibliotheques Rurales
in Meidougou, the Adamawa region and Loum DIASPORA in the Littoral region with
the help of administrative authorities, traditional rulers and local communities. In
North America, DC Dream Center and Feed the People Mutual AID in Washington, DC
and Atlanta Mission: Ending Homelessness and Amir Faheed Masjid Ash Shura Ali
Muwwakkil Center in Atlanta.
SELECTION OF PARTNERS:
Apart from the mandatory partners, our choice is often
based on mutual understanding and cross-cutting priorities such as capacity building,
empowerment of vulnerable groups and adherence to minimum living standards.
The main cross-cutting priorities to be addressed under the project are: (i) capacity
building; (ii) empowerment of vulnerable communities in the development of their
businesses or/and in-kind donations; and (iii) education, health and nutrition.
GivHOPE Africa also aims at increasing partnership and solidarity amidst not-forprofit organizations and their communities through income generating activities to
set up small businesses and have access to grants/loans in selected economic areas.
We bring hope to our target groups through training, empowerment
services, financial assistance and in-kind donations. GivHOPE also reinforces mutual
support to each other community within partner organizations through multipronged approach and initiatives such as mentorship/tutorship and
experience/knowledge sharing programs with the following areas of focus: Access to
basic needs (Shelter, subsistence, education, health, employment), including building
up individual responsibility with a sense of pride, achievement and hope among all
the members and their communities.
OVERALL WORK STRUCTURE:
Five core activities embedded in five
programs/projects: (i) income generating activities, capacity building and
empowerment; (ii) health care/education; (iii) in-kind and cash assistance and job
placement; (iv) Advocacy and sensitization/consciousness campaigns; and (v) Project
results and accountability through activities, financial and audit reports. In HEALTH:
GivHOPE assists or/and sponsors single nursing moms during and after delivery and
even takes care of their children’s health. GivHOPE health care program also
concerns street children and the vulnerable persons, especially the elderly. In EDUCATION
: GivHOPE sponsors the education/training of infants, teens and youth
(boys in a small scale and mostly girls) both from poor families from nursery, primary
and high schools to apprenticeship, vocational training centers, universities or higher
In CASH/IN-KIND DONATIONS
: GivHOPE gives multiform help mostly grants/loans
free of interest, food bank during and after the pandemic to its members and their
: GivHOPE raises awareness through sensitization/consciousness
campaigns on social exclusion, the covid-19 dangers, project financing and
management techniques, including entrepreneurship. OUR TEAM:
GivHOPE has a
plural-disciplinary team of Board members, administrative and technical experts
such as psychologists, social workers, MDs, Advisers, IT, Pastors, Accounters, NCR,
Secretaries, Volunteers and Cleaners.
GivHOPE desires to alleviate extreme poverty and
misery among its members has shown outstanding results. We get involved from the
implementation, supervision, evaluation and monitoring process with a team of
experts that have demonstrated their commitment, friendship and love to the
people we serve and by so doing we transform and make a huge difference in many
work frame falls in straight line within the framework and legal
guidance of the countries where it operates. For instance, when the corona virus
pandemic broke out in Cameroon, GivHOPE Africa needed ambitious preparedness
plans to be implemented very quickly as disaster relief programs for food security to
the elderly persons and others who have been confined due to lockdowns of schools,
grocery stores, job disruptions and health risks. To combat these shortages, GivHOPE
Africa implemented awareness campaigns and food bank strategies Caravan that
provided food and other urgent services to the elderly and those in need. The goal
was to mitigate hunger and poverty in our communities, fill the basic needs of
hungry and at risk people, empower them through social service programs and raise
awareness. The project concerned Douala and Yaoundé in the first place and moved
to remote areas like Tonga (West) and Bamenda (Northwest), Loum (The Littoral)
regions later on. GivHOPE Africa helped 28 neighborhoods of more than 1,500
households in Yaoundé, the Center region, 80 physically challenged girls and women
at CRCDD in Bamenda, the Northwest region and more than 50 women in Tonga, the
West region of Cameroon and distributed more than 10,000 food items, clothing,
post covid-19 relief package has been implemented since July 2020
and more than 25,000 families mainly women have registered and have received
grant to start a new business or boost existing ones that were devastated during the
corona virus pandemic. The prerequisites for entering this Phase II of the covid-19
stimulus are all beneficiaries to follow training on how to manage a project in order
to empower them.
SPECIFIC GivHOPE AFRICA’s KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
Academic achievements 3,500. Ex-street children reunion with their families and
communities 100. Grants for income generating activities 2,550. Health care 1,500.
In-kind donations 10,000. Special post-covid-19 relief grants 1,500.
In America, our intervention focuses on mentoring/tutoring and
experience/knowledge sharing with our partners, including perishable food or snack
items to the vulnerable communities, mainly girls, women and the youth.
In Summary, GivHOPE Africa strives to unfold its agenda in the following categories:
(i) Facilitation of the social reinsertion of selected target groups; (ii) Reinforcement of
accompanied mechanisms and guarantees; (iii) Assistance and empowerment of
identified female and the elderly members during the corona virus pandemic
breakout and post; (iv); Capacity building of key actors; (v) Mentoring/Tutoring
programs, Knowledge/experience sharing and partnership; and (vi) Establishment of
effective working relationships via strategic communications/outreach document
with the local and international media.
Please watch this video https://youtu.be/BKYJROVhu4A
of gratitude from the
persons who benefited from your assistance to see all the difference your multiform
donation has been made in their lives. We thank all our current donors for their help
and hope to still rely on them and the future ones to help us continue the fight
against social exclusion and extreme poverty among the poor and the vulnerable
persons, including the physically disadvantaged persons.
OUR 2022 RESOLUTION IS TO SUSTAIN THE OUTCOMES RESULTED FROM THE 2021
ACTIVITIES WITH FOCUS ON CHILDREN, GIRLS AND WOMEN
(Single nursing girls,
school dropouts girls, gender and the elderly).
There's a clear link between GivHOPE Africa assistance and its values: Its portfolio
comprises seven (07) projects as of December 2021 for a total amount estimated at
more than 400,000.00 USD or 378,625.95 EURO.
GivHOPE Africa has also decided to work closely with other sister organizations: In
Cameroon, its works with the Community Resource Centre for the Disabled and the
Disadvantaged (CRCDD) in Bamenda, the North-West, and Cameroon Youth
Association (CAYA) in Bafoussam, the West, Bibliotheques Rurales in Meidougou, the
Adamawa and Loum DIASPORA in the Littoral regions.
In North America, DC Dream Center and Feed the People Mutual AID in Washington,
DC and Atlanta Mission: Ending Homelessness and MASJID ASH SHURA in Atlanta
within the framework of a project named "Partnering with National and International
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Last updated, July 7, 2022