Women living in rural communities in Cameroon are important socio-economic drivers; their contribution is critical for the long term stability of their families and community. Despite the strength and respect they obtain, these women continue to be deprived of some basic human rights as a result of environmental , economic and cultural pressures.
ORWDAP was initiated by a group of women in 1990 who seeked to put an end to these barriers. Originally acting as sustainable micro-credit scheme to ensure women in rural communites in the South west region could develop their own businsess so that they could become financially self-sufficient. It has since developed, to include other activities all with the sole focus to see that these women are treated equally by providing both development opportunities they were, or are, denied of and ensuring these are affectively facilitated.
Rg No: SW/GP/02/98/221
- To provide assistance for generating income, or employment opportunities for rural poor women of the South West Region of Cameroon.
- To enable them have access to basic health care facilities.
- To support, promote, develop and identify income generating initiative for the rural poor women, to provide them with credit as well as other help and assistance including education and training as may be necessary for the development of their skills.
- To help in building and strengthening the institutional capacity of member organisations (MOS) for improving their efforts at providing access to resources for the poor.
- To promote, sponsor and support innovative initiatives and projects and creating awareness for the improvement in the quality of life of the poor and for self-reliance in the process of creating productive employment opportunities.
Ntube Diongwe Elizabeth Njume
graduated from the University of Buea and she is a teacher who is also taking interest in the activities of ORWDAP because of her passion in the progress of children and the development of women. Elizabeth is passionate in Promoting Environmental Education with children who do not have the means for education.
Studied at the Professional School: Land Mark College & University in Buea. He spent 13 years as an IT manager before he was approached by one of ORWDAP’s Board Members to join the team. Being passionate about community development and women’s rights, Dan was very eager to contribute his skills and experience to ORWDAP’s objectives.
Njume Galia Nkonge
Graduated from the University of Buea with a degree in Political Science and Public Administration. She spent 5 years working at the Universal Business and Communication Centre (UBCC) and 3 years working for the NGO United Action for Children (UAC) before she came to work for ORWDAP where she has successfully executed projects in rural communities.