WASH

To become a leading organization in community water supply and management in the country and reduce extreme water challenges in remote and urban centers. This goal will be achieved through the following objectives;

  • Provide access to sustainable drinking water and water for irrigation and other communities’ sustainable activities through borehole systems and hand-dug wells.
  • Train and support local people in modern water collection and storage techniques
  • Increase the management and protection of watersheds and water catchments through the plantation of water logging trees to enhance water conservation.
  • Train and educate local farmers and other users on sustainable agricultural techniques and good practices around watershed areas and water catchment areas.
  • Create and train local community water management committees and empower them to constitute a proper community management

The Story

H4BF donates two Borehole water systems to Kishong Community Development SchoolDid you know that availability of water in school environments play a very important role in the academic performance of students?On any given day in Cameroon, over 10 million public school students spend a significant portion of their day in school environments. Exposure to environmental hazards in these environments can negatively impact the health of students and school staff as well. Studies have also shown that poor indoor environments such as lack of access to portable water in schools have negative impacts on teacher productivity and student performance.

It is against this backdrop that Hope for a Better future (H4BF) cooperative society through her community development wing and together with her partners have embarked on supporting secondary schools around Cameroon with portable water boreholes systems. They recently donated two borehole water wells to a local secondary school in kishong village-in the outskirts of Kumbo town in the north west region of Cameroon to help students have proper access to water for sanitary purposes and help fight the prevalence of water related illnesses among students and school staffs. According to the management team of H4BF, the wells have been donated with respect to the ‘Drink Clean and Safe’ campaign which is an extension project of their ‘give back’ to the community initiative which seeks to reach out and create an ‘access and benefit sharing’ platform where the communities where they work have a share of the benefits the cooperative has and the urge to promote good health and a sustainable relationship towards water resources.

The ‘drink clean and safe’ campaign was launched some years back by the executive director of H4BF, Mr Ngo Abdula Banfogha as a medium to reach out to communities in rural and urban centers where access to water resources are a serious problem. The main goal of this project is to reach out to over 10 million people who have limited access to portable water due to distance, handicap inabilities or negligence from government or due to environmental factors such as changes in climate.