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Fundraise for HIF-CAM to Kick Death out of Motowo Villages.
ORGANIZATION: The Health Improvement Foundation of Cameroon
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The Health Improvement Foundation of Cameroon (HIF-CAM) is a community-based nonprofit organization incorporated under Cameroon law in 2003. Its mission is to: "Provide quality and affordable healthcare services to the rural communities deprived of access to healthcare services, aimed at saving and changing their lives". Most of the rural communities we serve have been abandoned to themselves - with no healthcare facilities, no clean water, no power supply and very poor road network. Everyday a child dies of Acute Malaria, Acute Diarrhea Disease, Pneumonia, Malnutrition, etc. At full term many pregnant women bleed to death in the hands of crude birth attendants. Recently, in April 2022, an outbreak of Cholera occurred in Limbe Subdivision, claiming 157 lives in many villages (Ref: Report of the Delegation of Public Health, Buea). Owing to the absence of healthcare facilities in most of the rural communities about 80% of the population have resorted to indigenous traditional treatment - which is ineffective. The other 20% who prefer modern medical treatment must trek 12-15 kilometers to the nearest health center. The high death rate in four rural communities, including the high death toll of the Cholera outbreak, has prompted HIF-CAM to intervene in the four villages - hardest hit by illness and death. HIF-CAM, in collaboration with community leaders of these communities, has conceived and planned an innovative health project - the Motowo Rural Health Project (MRHP) - aimed at providing quality and affordable healthcare services to 15,000 underserved inhabitants of the four villages. We have competent and experienced project personnel but lack the financial resources to implement the project. The big, impactful project will entail the training of healthcare workers and the construction and equipping of an integrated health center - to provide curative, preventive and maternal and child health services. The project is estimated to cost $253,000 USD. Dear valued volunteers, this is where kind and human-centered people like you come in. With your support we can reach this goal. HIF-CAM and the communities will be highly appreciative if you (the volunteers) fundraise for us - from your families, friends, donors, partners and your peer groups. This appeal goes especially to our beloved Gen Z group of volunteers. You could even create your own fundraiser on our behalf - setting your own goal to attain. Create yours and keep us informed. The money you donate will be used to: sponsor the training of 10 health workers ( nurses, midwives, laboratory technicians and primary healthcare workers); purchase building materials for the construction of the health center; compensate project personnel; purchase medical equipment, furnishings, office supplies and essential medicines for the health center; and provide facilities and resources for maternal and child health services and provide transport for outreach preventive activities. Click on this link to donate the widow’s mite ($50,$100,$500,$1000+): www.hif-cam.org/donate-now/. We have loyally supported VolunteerMatch for over ten years. As members of the VolunteerMatch services, let us work together to help these deprived communities and also help VolunteerMatch and HIF-CAM to attain their respective missions. HIF-CAM counts on your generous support and will definitely not forget you when recruiting volunteers to come to Cameroon for the project execution. Thank you very much for your time. We are open to a longstanding partnership. Visit our website www.hif-cam.org (still under reconstruction) to learn more about us. For now, contact me through e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +237 677748273 for any clarifications, suggestions, questions or message of intent. Yours warmly, Chief Lewindia Nicholas, Executive Director at HIF-CAM.
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About The Health Improvement Foundation of Cameroon
Church Street, New Town, Opposite Mesode Building, Limbe, South-West Region 1237, CM
"Helping underprivileged people gain access to health care services in the rural communities of Cameroon"
In order to accomplish its mission HIF-CAM concentrates its activities in the following programs: (1) Healthcare services - trains health workers; constructs and equips health centers; supplies medical equipment and medicines to needy health centers. (2) Water and sanitation services - supplies safe drinking water to needy communities; improve hygiene and sanitation practices in needy communities. (3) Educational services - constructs and furnishes classrooms of dilapidated schools; supplies books and writing materials to poor pupils; gives scholarships to needy children. HIF-CAM has competent personnel, including engineers hired to execute all its projects. If any of the above causes appeals to your heart contact Chief Lewindia Nicholas (Executive Director at HIF-CAM) E-mail: email@example.com for us to establish a strong partnership and work together to address the cause in the needy communities. Thank you very much for taking the time to read about the little we are doing to change the world.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
February 10, 2023
- Must be at least 18
- This is a virtual opportunity, with no requirements needed. Volunteers are free to fundraise for HIM-CAM from the comfort of their homes at their convenient time, but should know that this fundraising phase of the project lasts 3 months.
- Travelling documents for volunteer fundraisers who will be recruited for the project implementation.