Month: October 2017

UNICEF CONSULTANT for ADVOCACY and COMMUNICATION MADAM MARIAM TRAORE VISITS SHUMAS CAMEROON

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Within the Framework of SHUMAS/UNICEF- MINSANTE collaboration to improve routine vaccination coverage in the North West and West Region, Madam Traore  visited SHUMAS Cameroon on 25th October 2017 with the objective to review SHUMAS’ collaboration with UNICEF and give technical advice on communication and advocacy with regards to SHUMAS vaccination activities. Accompany her were the Regional Delegate of Public Health for North West Dr. Che Kingsley, the supervisor of UNICEF consultants for North West and West Regions Madam Mapitshi Fideline Mbambili, the UNICEF consultant for North West Onana Laurent and the focal point for communication for the North West Raoul Saho.

Sitting in for the Director, Madam Beri  in charge of networking and collaboration of SHUMAS presented challenges SHUMAS encounters during the execution of her projects to support routine and supplementary vaccinations and how the organization tries to mitigate these challenges

While commending SHUMAS for her supervision structure and the use of women groups in the identification process, Madam Traore provided some technical advice to SHUMAS in responds to the challenges encountered by the former

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SHUMAS CAMEROON PROVIDES MICRO CREDIT TO 40 POOR PEASANT WOMEN GROUPS

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Notwithstanding the contributions of poor peasant women to the global economy, they face great challenges due to their non accessibility to micro credits. To solve the afore mentioned problem, SHUMAS Cameroon has put in place a micro credit scheme to facilitate access to micro credit for poor peasant women in Cameroon.

It is against this backdrop that the 19th session of the Micro credit meeting was organized on 23rd and 24th/ 25th for the West and North West Regions respectively. During this session, micro credit loans were given to over forty peasant women groups with an average membership of thirty

The micro credit scheme operates twice yearly in the months on March and October and has helped poor peasant women to set up businesses and raise income for themselves and their families. Their economic empowerment works positively as a morale booster to these women who can now stand tall in public