Monthly Archives: July 2011

Global Giving – an opportunity to make a lasting change.

  One of the biggest problems facing grassroots organizations in the developing world is a lack of funding. This is the case for many international NGOs and larger organizations as well; however, the majority of funding sources that are available to larger, … Continue reading

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Nutrition as development in rural areas Pt. II

In the last couple of weeks, we have continued to work with the women’s groups in the villages of Mamu and Tole to focus on improving nutrition, and indirectly, health and quality of life. After the initial training workshop, we … Continue reading

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The way forward

After now being here for nearly 6 months, we have a number of experiences to look back on and evaluate our time partnering with a local NGO in community development initiatives. We both agree that this has been an unequivocally … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on secondhand ‘aid’.

Everyday, shipping containers packed full of secondhand clothing from Europe and North America are unloaded at Douala’s main port and transported to markets throughout the country. The clothing has been packed into bales and, once arriving in Cameroon, those made … Continue reading

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Everyday Buea Part II

Here’s a second round of photos capturing some of what every day life in Buea is like. Markets: Markets are where you buy almost everything in Buea. There are permanent shops along the road that offer clothes, electronics, pharmaceuticals and … Continue reading

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