Between April and Mai 2021, GivHOPE Africa Cameroon, Côte-d’Ivoire and the United States of America reached out to more than 50 poor Muslim households in Mokolo – Yaoundé, Yopougon – Abidjan and Atlanta – Georgia.
GivHOPE Africa places the poor and the vulnerable communities at the heart of its action wherever they can be found. This is why the inhabitants of Yaounde, Mokolo neighborhood of Cameroon, are used to the one they affectively call « Mama Helene ». This retiree from the World Bank who embarked on humanitarian actions eight years ago, does not skimp on any means to come to the rescue of the most deprived persons.
As a matter of fact, GivHOPE Africa decided from April to May 2021 to distribute food and snack items ranging from rice, pastes, cooking oil, salt, syrups, eggs, hamburgers, vegetable, cookies, bread, beef franks to soft drinks such as Diet Coca-Cola, Sprite, Cherry, Fanta, etc. to more than 50 households in Yaounde – Mokolo, Abidjan – Yopougon and Atlanta – Georgia. « I heartfelt thank GiHOPE Africa for this food donation. We will eat it with our children and neighbors », Aicha mentioned.
Masjid Ash Shura Amir Faheed Ali Muwwakkil, one of the biggest Muslim Centers for this community in Atlanta was visited by GivHOPE Atlanta Team. This activity was successful thanks to the effective involvement of Imam Ibraheem Rahman, the Leader of Masjid Ash Shura whose role was to identify the needs of his community. « we want to thank you for your generosity of sponsoring portions of our celebration of the world-wide Eid Al-Fitr. I really appreciate this gift and hope we can build a strong partnership with GivHOPE Africa. Once again we appreciate your contributions and generosity; may Allah (God) reward you for your efforts here in America and abroad in Africa », said Imam Ibraheem.
In Abidjan, Côte-d’Ivoire, after the food distribution, GivHOPE Africa bureau designs a workplan to assist the very poor and vulnerable women, some with physical disabilities by providing them with grants or loans without interest for them to start up small scale businesses or to boost the existing ones. GivHOPE demonstrates its will to help the helpless and to curb poverty among its members. The amount of grants and loans may vary from 25,000 FCFA to 250,000 FCFA depending on the request of the beneficiaries, the kind of business and especially their moral probity. The objective here is to raise the bar high for them to become real economic agents.
Prior to this activity, GivHOPE Africa donated foodstuffs and snack items to Atlanta Mission: Ending Homelessness in Atlanta and DC/Dream Center in Washington, DC in February.
Partnering with these different Centers and Missions falls within our framework of developing an active network with institutions that can embrace our vision and engage with us in the fight against extreme poverty among the poor and vulnerable people regardless of their color, religion and political beliefs.
It should be remembered that during the peak of the corona virus pandemic in 2020, GivHOPE Africa fed more than 1,500 families in the West, Northwest and the Center Regions of Cameroon and disbursed more than 1.5 million Cameroonian francs for post covid-19 relief package to 37 households.
Since its creation this NGO has so far helped thousands and thousands poor and vulnerable people, including physically challenged persons, the IDPs (Internal Displaced Persons), school dropouts, single nursing mothers, the elderly people and street children, some of whom have gone on to become police officers, small business owners, artists, footballers, teachers, vocational, high school and university graduates, truck drivers, traditional outfit tailors and heavy machinery operators in their communities.
GivHOPE has spared no efforts to conquer new territories despite its crucial lack of resources and has opened a Bureau in Abidjan, Côte-d’Ivoire and Atlanta, Georgia and its assistance comprises more than two thousands grants/loans worth more than forty million Cameroonian francs and more than three thousands in-kind donations to its diiferent tragets. One of its ex-street children, Maman Bello, also got married in May 2020 after 9 years on the street. These outstanding achivements of GivHOPE Africa are based on the determination of its team to substantially and sustainably reduce poverty among its target groups.