Ministry Voice selects GCHope as a most trusted nonprofit

Ministry Voice released a list of 77 Christian nonprofits that they believe are “exceptionally trustworthy” and “above reproach”, and Giving Children Hope is on that list! We are thrilled to bear this title as a Most Trusted Nonprofit (according to Ministry Voice) — read more about it here.

During these tough times, we continue to strive for excellence in providing assistance to the vulnerable. As COVID-19 concerns continue to rise, there is a substantial increase in need as well. We are providing masks and other essential medical supplies to local health centers, as well as food in our weekly (now drive-by) distributions.

We still need your support! You can do your part by donating here or texting COVIDRESPONSE to 44321.

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    Hello CEO and Partners from the Give Children HopeTeam
    Greetings from Yaounde-Cameroon. Hope you are well and safe.
    Our organization is established in 1999 and registered in Cameroon in 2000 with headquarter in Okoroba-Mamfe. Nkwendehills Development Foundation (NDF) is a local non-governmental organization which derived its name from the Nkwendehills (a biodiversity hotspot and home to one of the world‘s richest diversity of flora and fauna made up of over 100 endemic species like elephants and great apes like chimpanzees, gorillas) etc. and more than 600 plant species etc in Manyu Division of the southwest region of Cameroon. NDF is committed to the initiative of protecting their habitats and ensuring their long term survival in future from predators in the nkwendehills rainforest. Our activities are not restricted there by the law that created the organization, so we aim to fight the root causes of poverty for sustainable Development through a bottom-up approach targeting small and grassroots organizations nationwide, addressing directly key concerns and objectives of indigenous people so as to increase their income and improve their prosperity with focus on their economic development, micro enterprise, food security, water, sanitation, health, education, nutrition, gender equality, women’s rights, research and ecological Development.
    Over the years since its creation and as we move on with our programs, we meet more and more poor people who share our passion for our mission, believes in our vision, shares our core values, and are interested in creating change in their local communities. We work in Cameroon. We want partners like you and are prepared to give you a temporal office in Yaoundé where you can kick start your programs and we will assist you in all interventions as to what you need.
    With our rough estimates, you can see that, more than 2.200,000 people in Cameroon face food insecurity, primarily in the Far North Region. The sanitation and nutrition situations are also critical. Displaced people, as well as the most vulnerable among host populations, are dependent on humanitarian aid.
    In eastern Cameroon, refugees from the Central African Republic and host communities are also a challenging factor.
    Together with partners, we are strengthening the resilience and nutrition security of communities through programs focused on health and nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene; food security; advocacy, and supporting local governance.
    A third challenge arose in November 2017 when the sociopolitical crisis in the North West and South West regions turned into a situation of violence with increasing reports of human rights violations and abuses, including extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests and destruction of property, and rising humanitarian needs.
    Almost 680,000 Cameroonian are now internally displaced due to this crisis mainly in the North West and South West regions, but also in the West and Littoral. An additional 58,000 persons have sought refuge in neighboring Nigeria. The displaced communities have acute needs for protection, food, shelter/NFI, water and sanitation as well as access to health and education. Persons who could not flee the violence, most notably older persons and persons with disabilities are at heightened risk of attacks and sexual violence.
    The North West and South West regions have been subject to a resurgence of attacks against persons, their properties and public infrastructure, including health centers and schools, along with continuing incidents against humanitarian workers and medical personnel.
    Fourthly, the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Cameroon in early March. Since the number of cases is on the rise. Considering the structural weakness of Cameroon’s health care system and limited access to WASH services of large parts of the population, the country is ill prepared to contain and respond to the pandemic. It is estimated that 6.2 million people in Cameroon are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2020. This is an additional 2.3 million people in comparison to the situation before the COVID-19 outbreak, when 3.9 million people were estimated to need humanitarian assistance. Furthermore, COVID-19 has rendered the provision of assistance to affected population even more challenging and the humanitarian response had to be adapted drastically. Humanitarian actors had to re prioritize activities to “Do No Harm” and to integrate COVID-19 preparedness, prevention and response activities in all humanitarian operations. In order to implement our 2020 coordinated humanitarian response plan, we need to sustain engagement with all parties including researchers, recognizing that the primary responsibility to protect its population lies with the State. In this context, we are determined to ensure that protection is central to humanitarian action and to strengthen the humanitarian-development collaboration and further involve development partners whenever it is feasible in reducing the vulnerabilities and risks underlying humanitarian needs.
    People saved from COVID-19 should not die from hunger. The trade-off between saving lives and saving livelihoods is excruciating. The collaboration and complementarity between humanitarians, State and development actors is now more important than ever before. All our actions have been based on estimates but we need studies and evidence so that we can make them turn program and policies for the poor.Where can we fit in?
    Thanks for your understanding
    ELIAS AKUM ETAH, Mbiawuh
    Programme coordinator
    Nkwendehills Development foundation
    PO Box 12484 Yaoundé-Cameroon

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