Story by Ndi Cletus | Freelance Journalist | Heifer International
Photos by Sali Usmanu | Field Officer | Heifer Cameroon
Heifer Cameroon was voted the 2013 best international NGO for alleviating poverty, standing out for its use of integrated crop and livestock development.
The Watchdog Tribune Newspaper and Life Time Magazine and Newspaper conducted nationwide monographic studies. The winner was selected from a list of international and local NGOs by a jury consisting of journalists, lawyers, clergymen, administrators and the civil society.
Heifer Cameroon was praised for its impact on crop and livestock production, as well as the visible increase of income, improved family livelihoods and community unity.
Testimonies considered for the award came not only from the organizers, but also from the civil society. Heifer International is effectively working to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth in rural communities.
Former Prime Minister and event chairperson Senator Simon Achiri Achu said the award is one of several awards that Heifer Cameroon has received in recent years.
Since 1974, Heifer Cameroon has used the Passing on the Gift® (POG) model to shape and reshape many lives - economically, socially and morally.
Today, Country Director Humphrey Taboh leads Heifer Cameroon's committed and highly motivated staff. They work in the Far North, Central, Littoral, South West, West, and North West regions of the country.