Our annual report for 2014

At the start of the year 2014, SIRDEP’s Board of Directors adopted a Plan and Budget and charged management with its execution within available resources. To do this, sensitisations were held in areas where new projects/programs were earmarked to enable the beneficiary populations understand what is in the package for a given project. Groups were selected from amongst those identified, based on criteria put in place by SIRDEP and the partner organisation.

Two projects were implemented in Ngoketunjia Division i.e. the Gift of Hope (Goat) Project and Village Savings and Loans (VSL). 54 groups benefited from the goat project while 30 groups were involved in the Village Savings and Loans. Unity Sisters group of Nkwen also benefited from an income generating project to improve on their livelihoods. Efforts were reinforced for the recovery of credits for the maize program in Bali subdivision.

The performance of orphans that we supported for the last academic year was monitored. They scored 97% to move to the next class. New orphans were identified and supported with basic school material. Initiatives to mitigate the spread of HIV/AIDS were done through the distribution of condoms to individuals, inns and general sensitisations during other field activities.

Water is life, so we carried out two feasibility studies for the protection/harnessing of two water supply schemes – one in Nyikop (Oshie) and another in Mbokop (Ndu). We are searching for funds to execute that of Nyikop, while that for Mbokop will be funded and executed by Engineers Without Borders (EWB), USA. To mitigate the effects of climate change, 3,206 trees were planted in Nkwen and Chomba villages. The trees were acquired with the financial assistance of Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife. Click to download SIRDEP’s Annual Report for 2014

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About SIRDEP
The Society for Initiatives in Rural Development and Environmental Protection (SIRDEP) is non-governmental, not-for-profit making organization in Cameroon head quartered in Bamenda. SIRDEP has a multi-disciplinary team of experienced agronomists, agro-economists, livestock technicians, rural engineers, and natural resource management experts who work together to foster positive, sustainable development. SIRDEP was founded in 1992 and is one of the oldest indigenous NGOs in the North West Region of Cameroon.

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