Changing Directions in Cameroon
During four decades of work, Heifer Cameroon has helped more than 50,000 farming families.
Heifer International began work in Cameroon in 1974, partnering with the Presbyterian Church to ship Jersey dairy cattle from the United States to improve the country’s dairy industry. In 1981 Heifer shifted its focus to working with farmers, eventually adding goats, snails and cane rats to its list of offerings. During four decades of work, Heifer Cameroon helped more than 50,000 farming families.
“If you look at Cameroon in terms of poverty and the Millennium Development Goals, the Far North is least developed,” Heifer Cameroon Country Director Humphrey Taboh said. “Our mandate is to fight poverty, so our focus logically must shift. We are more strategically leveraging our resources in the Sahel.”
Read more about how Heifer's work in Cameroon has changed lives in the Summer 2015 edition of World Ark Magazine.