About fifty internally displaced Credit Union members fleeing the conflict in Anglophone Cameroon over the weekend received some humanitarian support from the Assistant General Manager of CamCCUL, Mr Awah Richard Ndoh.
The support comprised of bags of rice, cartons of soap amongst others.
This is under a project called Financial Inclusion for internally displaced credit union members in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.
The project is initiated by Mr Awah Richard Ndoh, a Credit Union Development Education Program benefactor and supported by the Cameroon Cooperative Credit Union League (CamCCUL) LTD, Tadkon Cooperative Credit Union Ltd, Chomba Cooperative Credit Union and Action Foundation Common initiative group (AFCIG) www.afcig.org
The event took place on the sidelines of the 2018 annual general meeting of the Tadkon cooperative Credit union in Bamenda.
Speaking to Tebopost, one of the recipients of the gifts, Ajara Safiato narrates her ordeal “they came and attacked us, burnt our house and kidnap my husband….so I have nowhere to go to and I am now stranded”
The lady who flee for safety from the village of Acha is one of the many who have been affected by the ravaging Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West regions of the country for three years now
On his part, Mr Tenong Lawrence, another internally displaced from Batibo appreciated the gesture and called for the powers that be to do everything to end the crisis.
Speaking to TeboPost, the President of Tadkon Cooperative Credit Union expresses gratitude to CamCUL and its Assistant General Manager for putting smiles on the faces of their displaced members with such a laudable initiative.
On his part, the initiator of the project Mr Awahh Richard said the purpose of the project is to:\
a. Identify and provide humanitarian assistance to internally displaced Credit Union members in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon;
b. Empower Internally displaced Credit Union members through livelihood trainings (Fashion design, make-up, hair dressing, carpentry, callbox operations amongst others)
c. Educate Credit Union staff on strategies on providing financial services in Conflict areas;
d. Provide basic accommodation to Internally displaced person through a peer to peer recommendation system, and
e. Sensitize youths on peace building and alternatinve income generating activities.
For more inquiries about the project, kindly visit the CamCCUL head office situated at Azire New Church Road, Bamenda.