The Jumbam Household Basis this yr is aiding 17 widows from the 2 areas with 5.5 million FCFA to allow them rebuild their lives.
Some 18 ladies widowed by the warfare within the North West and South West Areas final yr obtained 10 million FCFA to start out small companies and have interaction in livestock farming. The help was supplied by Jumbam Rebecca Seh, who on March 28, 2020 misplaced her husband, Ngek Constantine Jumbam, within the disaster. Constructing on final yr’s success, Jumbam Rebecca from April 24-25, 2021 in Yaounde once more gathered 17 warfare widows from the North West and South Areas.
After providing them trauma therapeutic counseling and small enterprise orientation, some 5.5 million FCFA was distributed to the ladies to allow them start to fend for themselves and their orphans. The event additionally noticed the launch of the Jumbam Household Basis, JFF, which seeks to cater for ladies who’ve misplaced their husbands within the warfare.
“At the very least 70 per cent of the widows we supported final yr have succeeded of their little companies and livestock farming actions. Every of them obtained help starting from 200,000 FCFA to 400,000 FCFA. Our attraction is for individuals to accomplice with us to help extra widow victims of the warfare. I imagine that if you happen to put a smile on somebody’s face, you additionally will smile as a result of smile is contagious,” Jumbam Rebecca mentioned.
“After final yr’s help programme, many widows have been calling to additionally search help, whereas donations have come from well-wishers inside Cameroon and overseas. My household additionally raised some cash, which has enabled us to arrange and launch the Jumbam Household Basis,” Rebecca defined. She added that the muse in future plans to help warfare widows to maintain the education and well being of their orphans.
Additionally current ultimately weekend’s JFF launch have been some beneficiaries of final yr’s help. Akem Adelle 27, (not her actual title), from Manyu Division within the South West Area, recounted how her husband and his two brothers have been killed on July 8, 2019. However due to the 280,000 FCFA help from JFF, Adelle moved to Mamfe and began a second hand clothes enterprise.
She now buys primary home goods in Nigeria and resells in Mamfe. Thereby enabling her to maintain herself and daughter. “I’m so grateful for the help from Jumbam Household Basis. With out it, my daughter won’t be at school at this time, and I will be unable to fend for myself. I’ll like to reinforce my revenue by promoting iced water. Consuming water could be very scarce in Mamfe due to the absence of electrical energy,” Adelle says.
Cynthia Waingeh, 29 (not her actual title), is a warfare widow from Boyo Division within the North West Area. She misplaced her husband on April 23, 2019 and barely a yr on, Cynthia’s first little one of 8 had stroke. However there was nobody to assist Cynthia to deal with her. “The trauma therapeutic counselling I acquired from the Jumbam Household Basis in Yaounde in August 2020 helped quite a bit. It enabled me to be sturdy and to deal with the welfare of my three orphans. The help of 300,000 FCFA enabled me to start out poultry and pig farming, and in addition deal with my daughter,” Cynthia recalled with a sigh of reduction.
Sadly, her poultry was later cleared by thieves and she or he now focuses on pig farming. Her two sows just lately farrowed 15 piglets. “The Jumbam Household Basis has sown a seed in my life. My prayer is that I can even be capable of help different widows in troublesome conditions like I used to be. There are a lot of younger women doing nothing within the village. After I share Christ with them, I ought to be capable of meet a few of their monetary and materials wants in order that they don’t interact in prostitution,” Cynthia explains. Her want is to enrich her pig farming enterprise by additionally operating a grinding mill.